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.
Prayers and condolences to all…Ronny was a special person in our lives…He may be gone; but, won’t be forgotten. May the memories you created together be cherished forever and bring a smile to your face when you reflect upon them.
I’m glad he came to see us and his grand & great-grandkids back in November. Those two weeks we had with him here were very enjoyable and will always be a special time to remember. I will miss him dearly and cherish the times we spent together. My sincere condolences go out to Sue, the entire Gifford family, Jo Widick & family, and all the people Ronny knew and touched in their lives.
Ronny was our friend and companion for 16 years. He did everything for my family and me. Everywhere I look there is something he fixed or made better! The list is endless! However, most of all he was kind, compassionate and very honest! We all loved and appreciated everything about him and he is sorely missed. This part of his life is over and there will be a new beginning – we will see him again without all the suffering he endured! His children are so special and a reflection of the kindness and love he had! Life is a learning process and we all learned from his patience, goodness and integrity! We all are better because of his time with us!
We will always remember Ronny as a southern gentleman, master craftsman and Friend.