Ronald (Ron) Crow passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's on November 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly; daughter Karen Goodale, son-in-law Doug Goodale; daughter Cathy McClaine, son-in-law Glen McClaine; five beautiful grandchildren – Cory, Casey, Kyle, Amanda, and Austin; and four loving sisters- Margie, Sandee, Shirley, and Connie. Ron was a thoughtful and caring soul that loved his family. He will always be missed!
Ron was born on November 28, 1937 in Eminence Missouri to Jim and Leona Crow. He had one brother, Billy, and five sisters, Dee, Margie, Sandee, Shirley, and Connie. As a child Ron lived in Missouri until enlisting in the Navy when he was seventeen. Ron proudly served in the Navy for four years as a Communications Technician. During his time in the Navy his family relocated to Anaheim in Southern California and when Ron left the Navy he joined his family there.
It wasn't long after he moved to Southern California that he met the girl of his dreams, Beverly Tomes. She was just seventeen and not looking for a serious relationship. Yet within three months the two married and remained soul mates forever. Ron and Bev had recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary the month before he passed. Their love was like no other; the kind of love others dream of.
Ron and Bev had two girls, Karen and Cathy. His family meant the world to him; everything he did, he did out of the love of his family. His girls always knew they were deeply loved and feel blessed to have him as a dad. When his girls share stories of their childhood they're often looked at with skepticism because it is hard to believe that a childhood could be so amazing, but for those who knew Ron and Bev they knew the stories to be true and they, too, had a wonderful story to share.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.