Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Brother Ron

24October09 090(Jan) Many of you may have noticed photos of my brother Ron and Sister-in-Law Scarlett on our Blog as we have been able to meet on the road in different places. They were able to join us in the fall of 2009 at Coarsegold & Yosemite, Thanksgiving 2011 at Mittry Lake, in Pasadena for the 2013 Rose Bowl Parade, in Alaska last June and at Quartzsite last December. There were also wonderful visits at their home in California and to our family’s homes in Iowa. Just one month ago we had a ‘Siblings’ visit at Ron & Scarlett’s. He lived with so much pain but did not let that stop him from enjoying travel & family. Two weeks ago we headed to California for our last visit with Ron. His cancer had taken a bad turn. We were privileged to help Scarlett care for him in his last days at home. He passed away on Thursday April 24, 2014. He was an accomplished mountain biker; he and Scarlett had ridden over 20,000 miles together. He was a good brother, husband and father and will be missed by all who knew him.

9 comments:

Judy Luke Rinehimer said...

Glad you got to spend time together over the years and that you could be with him recently. Condolences to your family.

Sue Pace said...

So sorry for your loss. I Remember meeting him at the rose parade. I know you will miss your brother. May God give you strength and peace in the days to come.

jcw3rd said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. So happy for you that you got to be there to say good bye. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

-- jc&bev

ann meilicke said...

So sorry to hear about your brother's death but what wonderful memories you have. Hugs, Ann

Jim & Nanc said...

You and your family are in our thoughts. It is great that you were able to see your brother so often while you have been on the road.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting such a nice memorial. So glad they got a chance to join you in different places along the way. A great gift for both of you. Linda

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your brother Jan. I am glad you got to spend time with him and his family during the last days he had here with everyone. He is climbing and biking in heaven now pain free. Take care of yourself Jan. Thinking of you both at this time Becki & Al

Jer said...

Sending our heartfelt sympathies to you, Jan, to Chuck, to Scarlett and to all your family. We've enjoyed reading about your good times with Ron. What nice memories you all have. I know he loved having you as a sister! The smiles will start coming again soon as he skips through your mind at moments when you aren't expecting him. You'll be wrapping up well in his love. Take care,
Nancy and Jerry

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read about the passing of you brother. You will, however, always have your memories of him and your good times together.

Connie and Art

 
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