Ronald J. Nash
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Nash, Ronald J. OCEANSIDE --Ronald J. Nash was born January 16, 1921 in Hanford, Calif. He passed away peacefully Saturday, November 17, 2012. He was raised in Hall County, Texas and entered the military at the age of 19. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and piloted a B-17 bomber of England. His plane was shot down December 31, 1944 and he was a POW in Germany for the remainder of the war. He was a Purple Heart recipient. After the war, he settled in Riverside with his family and worked in the automotive industry. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Oceanside in 1977. He was a founding member of the 390th Memorial in Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Kay Jorden, Lana Sue Heyer and her husband Neal; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katrina Nash; and son, Larry Dale Nash. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at New Community Church of Vista, 165 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. Interment will take place in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside. Sign the Guest Book online

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Published in North County Times on Nov. 25, 2012.
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November 27, 2012
Ronda, I never got to really know your dad I remember talking with him only one time and it was a great pleasure to do so. Please know that my wife and I are praying for you and your family and that we are all thankful for his service to his country. He will be missed by every one> we do know that he is with his lord and savior and will be missed. God Bless you and your family. This is Bobby Clune as you know me.
Bob Clune
November 26, 2012
Dear Rhonda and Family: Ron and I are sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord will hold you real tight through this, and that your many memories will continue to bring a smile to your face.

Blessings, Ron & Claudia Vess
November 26, 2012
Although I really never knew Ronald, I feel like I did. He was so very special to my grandmother, Trish. She has shared many stories about Ronald over the years and when she would speak of him she would light up like I never saw with anyone else. I actually have a photo in my house of Trish standing in a cotton field saluting Ronald while he was away at war. In her words, he was her very favorite kin. I hope the many special memories you have may help fill the void you must be feeling. Much love, Ashley Hamm (Patricia and Andy Gardenhire's granddaughter)
Ashley Hamm
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