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Ronald Eugene Despain
April 9, 1946 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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After a courageous battle with cancer, Veteran advocate Ron Despain Sr passed away on May 11, 2023, at the age of 77. He proudly served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was a veteran supporter holding many positions such as Commandant for the local VFW post. Ron retired from the Veteran's Administration with over 30 years of employment.
Ron is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of "58" years, Conny Despain. God bless her. Ron has two children, Ron Jr. and Virginia Basher whom proved to be a burden bringing in 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Ron, also after over 50 years, found out he has 3 sisters. He was very proud to have this great addition to his ever-growing family. The husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Ron was an avid camper, fisherman and hunter and always claimed he was the one that shot the bird down even after several shotguns went off before him. Ron also loved his hours of watching old westerns on T.V., smelly cigars and a shot of Jack. But, was always ready to put his life on hold to help fellow veterans, friends and a very large family. We love and miss you.
A memorial service will be help on May 18, 2023, 1:00pm at Richardson's Remembrance Center, 725 E 4th Street, Benson, AZ 85602.