Ronald Coburn McElroy
12-28-1932 to 10-6-2011
Born the son of Earl and Jean McElroy, Dec 28th 1932, Ron spent his childhood years growing up in Grand Rapids Michigan.
After Graduation Ron left home to serve in the United States Military as a Naval Radioman on the French Riviera during the Korean War.
After serving his tour of duty, Ron decided to call Washington State his home.
Here, he married Wretha Jones and raised his two daughters, Valerie and Tracy in Bellevue Washington.
Ronald proudly climbed the ladder of success in the Aerospace Industry while working for the Boeing company for over 35 years.
Although a long time resident of King County (WA), Ron’s love for camping at Cowlitz Timber Trails (Salkum, WA) brought him to reside in Lewis County shortly after retirement. Eventually Ron moved to the Centralia Chehalis Community of Stillwaters. Living in Lewis County, Ron, was an important part of his Grandsons life as they were growing up in the Winlock,Toledo area.
Most recently, Ron joined both of his daughters to live in Henderson Nevada. The relocation allowed Ron to be reunited with his Daughters, Son in Laws, Grandsons as well as his only granddaughter. His new home at Sunrise Sr. Living brought Ron an abundance of new important friendships as well.
Ronald is survived by his two daughters , Valerie J Huffer and Tracy L Ferguson,
Grandsons, Shawn and Dustin Huffer and Granddaughter, Tyra Ferguson.
A remembrance will be held on Sunday October 16th at 3:30 P.M. at Sunrise Sr. Living in Henderson NV.
A Military Honors ceremony will be held on Monday, October 17th at 8:40 A.M. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City Nevada.
Family and friends in Washington State are invited to celebrate the life of Ronald McElroy with a casual remembrance – get together planned for sometime during the Veterans Day Weekend. For Further information contact Valerie Huffer at 702 281 9639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.