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Posted by Rodger Dean on February 23, 2021
Rest in peace Dad.

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Posted by Rodger Dean on February 23, 2021
Rest in peace Dad.
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Ron Dean passed away peacefully at his home with caretakers that had become friends, his son Steven and high school sweetheart and previous wife of many years Roberta. Ron fought a long and courageous battle for decades with diabetes and related complications. But true to his word and express goal, he outlived his parents, Lois, and Oliver Dean.

Ron made the most of each day when facing ever changing adversity. He was unbelievably brave and never feared the end. He greatly enjoyed being at home with his dog on his lap watching the SF Giants play baseball.

Ron is survived by his dear friend and former wife, Roberta Coughlan, his sons David, Steven, and Rodger. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, his three siblings Bob, Dale, Richard and many adoring nieces and nephews.

Ron was a graduate of Pleasent Hill High School. He was a varsity letters athlete in football. After high school, Ron moved his wife to Scotts Valley began a family. Later moving to Yreka and working for the City Water Department. In the 70’s Ron and Roberta were able to start a steakhouse restaurant called Yreka 1852. From the 80’s on to his medical retirement Ron was a realtor serving much of Siskiyou count and receiving many sales awards throughout this time.

Ron was always thankful for the community that supported him, and the many outdoor opportunities Siskiyou County provided. He was an avid fisherman going into high mountain lakes, boating on the Shasta and Siskiyou lakes and especially drift boating friends down the Klamath River.

Ron was blessed with caregivers who worked tirelessly to support his comfort and needs as age progressed. His champion and our blessing in Sharron who tirelessly coordinated, advised and oversaw his final years. At times his task master, advocate and friend that ensured he got the best care possible. Ron and all of us thank you! Another beloved companion of Ron's was Beverly how spent many of Ron's final years together sharing life joys. She was very dear to Ron.

A wonderful family man, full of patients, problem solving, educator and the ultimate gentle soul. Every call or departing visit he said, "Love You”. The world lost a kind spirit that would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. Pass on a clean shot, best fishing hole, weekend to sports all to give a son an opportunity to experience the joys life. He will be missed.

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