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Ronald Charles Roan

January 28, 1937 - March 1, 2018


Ronald Charles Roan, 81, a life long resident of Salem Oregon passed away at 6:15 PM on March 1st, 2018 at the Salem hospital. He had suffered from a brain injury leading to strokes. Causing his health to take a devastating turn. After fighting for his life for over a month. He passed away with his wife and all his children, several grandchildren, his brother and sister by his side. Born January 28th 1937 to Arnold Levi Roan and Marjorie Pauline Oleman at home during a record breaking snow storm in Salem Oregon. He joins them and Wayne Arnold Roan, brother. He is survived by sister Carolyn Joe Lichlyter. And brother Dennis Sharon Roan. Ron would say his biggest accomplishment in life was his family. With four children, Debi Lafayette, Tami Jeffers, Bruce Roan and Jim Caprice Roan. He was also a proud Grandfather of nine grandchildren, Nicole Jon, Ronnell Adam, Matthew, Cory Autumn, Johnny Brenda, Tiffani, Michelle Dave, Sierra Jacob, Quinton and thirteen great grandchildren, Cecelia, Taishawn, Elijah, Marianne, Chevelle, Sawyer, Kaitlyn, Kiandra, Silas, Lilli, Adelle, Cheyenne, and Adam Jr.   He left high school in the tenth grade and joined the armed forces and served in the Army during the Korean War.  He married Betty, his high school sweetheart in 1957. They started a family in 1958 and five years later they had four children. Ron worked hard his entire life. He worked in construction, building houses and owned High Lakes construction in Lapine Oregon.  He also spent many years as a salesman, selling encyclopedias door to door.  Outdoors is where Ron enjoyed spending a lot of his time.  He took the family camping, fishing and hunting.  Going to Paulina Lake, East Lake and Crane Prairie. He loved that area and in later years bought property in Lapine Oregon where they now have a vacation home.  He is loved so much by so many and is greatly missed. 

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