Ronald A. Masters
June 3, 1944 - Aug. 14, 2021
Ron came into the world June 3, 1944 and left us with a lifetime of memories Aug.14, 2021. To know him was to feel a keen sense of empathy and caring. We might have felt it sitting beside him cheering on the Portland Trailblazers in his season ticket seats. We might have felt it discussing a support plan for a child in need at one of the Reynolds School Dist. elem. schools where he served as a teacher and school counselor for 30 yrs., or it might have been felt while sitting around a skillfully crafted campfire in a backyard patio or at one of his favorite campsites on the Oregon coast. Wherever felt, it was genuine and true.
Roxy Luther, his beloved wife of almost 20 yrs. has frequently described him as the kindest man she ever knew. The sentiment is true for hundreds of school children and teachers with whom he shared the kind of compassion that endures through the challenges of life. He will be sorely missed by those who call him husband, father, uncle, and grandpa. He is celebrated by his former wife, Linnea Masters; daughter, Serena Masters; son, Lance Masters; and grandchildren, Thyme, Brazil and Scout. Ron was a dog lover through and through. His friends such as Muppet, Sophie, Buck, Lucy, and Sandy through the years were more than pets; they enjoyed the rank of family. There may be no more iconic image of Ron than that of him sitting on a back porch, gazing into the woods while scratching the ears of his dog. Gardening became a great passion in his retirement yrs. as he made sure the garden was planted, the gophers were sufficiently harassed and his cherished dahlias were watered.
Born in Seattle, Wash., Ron lived many places: Lake Oswego, Sandy, Colton, Gaston, Sherwood and lately Bend, Ore. Our family would like to thank the staff at OHSU for the care and benevolence they provided in his last days. No memorial service is planned at this time. The memories created with Ron will be celebrated in our hearts forever.
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Published by The Oregonian from Sep. 8 to Sep. 12, 2021.