Ronald Gay James

Ronald Gay James

We are very sad to announce the passing of our Dad on Sept.12, 2020.

Ron was born to Leland and Gwendolyn James on March 27, 1940. Ron was US Navy Retired, he served the Navy for 20 years as a Hospital Corpsman. He was a Vietnam Disabled Veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was actively involved as a Lower Umpqua Elder of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 51 years in Delta, Colorado and Florence, Oregon where he loved to volunteer.

He enjoyed ham radio communications and was actively involved most of his life. He also enjoyed bowling, cribbage with friends, traveling and volunteering at the Florence Oregon Senior Center.

Ron is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda Sue James; his children: Jeanmarie Dauterman and Leann James-Cook; seven grandchildren: Lyndsay, Zach, Drew, Erik, Kyle, Cody and Max; two stepsons: Sam and Keith Grigg; and three step-grandchildren: Zack, Brad and Lacey. He is survived by two uncle:, Ed James and Wes James; and many cousins.

Dad was a great man who loved his family and will be tremendously missed by all of us.

Service will be announced at a later date.

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