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Ronald E. Smith

Apr 16, 1948 - Sep 29, 2017
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Ronald E. Smith, 69, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, (formerly of Yakima), passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA with his family at his side.

Ron was born in 1948 in Everett, WA to Merton and Florence Smith and married Linda Douglas in 1972. Ron began working in construction at the age of 16, where he went on to operate heavy equipment for several years. The family lived in Leavenworth before moving to Moxee where he retired from the City of Yakima.  After retirement, Ron and Linda moved to Rio Rancho, NM.
 
Some of his hobbies included working on old cars, building things, and traveling.  He accomplished many projects and especially enjoyed helping others with theirs.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
Survivors include his wife Linda, daughter Jessica & Rich Leisey, and son Jeremy & Stephani Smith; four grandchildren, Kalina, Kole, Trae, and Emory; also, a brother John & Betty Smith and sisters Karen & Jeff Callahan and Faye Ebel. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Ron’s life. 
 
 

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