Ronny D. Gifford
Ronny D. Gifford passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2017 in the comfort of his home in Cold Springs, Nevada. There will be no formal services held. His last wishes were to be cremated.
Ronny was born July 1, 1943 to George Washington Gifford and Ruby Jewell (Manus) Gifford in Sayre, Oklahoma. Ronny attended school in Oklahoma and California. Ronny married Rosa L. (Stovall) Gifford on August 6, 1960. Ronny was a carpenter for most of his life. He worked at George C. Wrights, as an Independent Contractor and for the State of Oklahoma for several years. He lived in Altus, Oklahoma until the early 90’s then moved to Cold Springs, Nevada. There he continued his life as an Independent Carpenter and retired with his longtime friend, Eleanor (Jo) Widick and her family. Ronny enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on odd jobs around the house. There was no job he could not do. He was a Master Carpenter. His greatest joy was spending time with his friends and family.
Ronny was proceeded in death by his parents and siblings, Lula Paulene Strain, Joyce Ward and Jody Quinday, Edmond Eugene Gifford, Phillip Ray Gifford and Thomas Lynn Gifford.
Ronny is survived by two brothers and one sister; Jerry D. Gifford (Carol Gifford), Gordon W. Gifford and Pam K. Gifford.
Ronny and Rosa had four children. Ronny is survived by his children; Ronny Dean Gifford (Ruby Holley), Glenda Sue Balik (Roland Balik), John Wayne Gifford (Lee Ann Gifford), David Glenn Gifford (Alethea Gifford). He had five grandchildren; Kristal Balik Farmer, Tracey L. Mosley, Brenda S. Gifford, Charles RG Gifford, Robin Chick. He had ten great grandchildren; Isiah and Jeremiah Tamez, Bobbi, Mallory and Dominic Reddick, Alahria, Ivy and Ivanna Gifford, Gabriel and Gwennyth Farmer.