Rod Gidge

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Ron Gidge joined the angels above on January 2, 2020. He was with his family in Las Vegas when he passed away. He was a man of faith and after a long battle with cancer he was ready to begin his next chapter of life.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother (Victoria Hagel Overton (Duke)), his father in law Ed Dukart and mother in law Mag Dukart.

Ron married the love of his life, Darlene Dukart on July 17, 1971. They lived in Yakima and had two sons, Randy and Bryan. Ron pursued his desire to help others and worked as a paramedic for the ambulance, went to polygraph school in NY and then eventually worked in the Yakima Sheriff’s department where he was a polygraph examiner and worked in the forensic department. He eventually retired from the Yakima Probation department.

Ron’s passion was his family, especially watching his sons play hockey and baseball. He worked hard to provide them with what was needed to participate in sports. He was so committed that he eventually started the semi-pro college baseball team—Yakima Chiefs. He was the GM from 1996-1999.

After his retirement, his only desire was to be there for others. He was proud of his sons and loved nothing more than to watch his son coach baseball. We will miss his daily calls and conversations. Always giving praise and expressing how proud he was.

Ron loved his family – his wife of 49 years, Darlene (Dukart), sons, Randy and Bryan (Jenny) of Las Vegas, granddaughters, McKenzie and Averie of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Ricki Ann Lenseigne (Dean) of Sun City, AZ, brothers, Robert (Renee) and Randy of Moxee, WA and Jay Hoffman (Bana ) of New Smyrna Beach, FL, brothers in law, Ed Dukart (Robin) of Moses Lake, WA and Rod Dukart (Anita) of Selah, WA. Also, many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Brookside Funeral Home (500 W. Prospect, Moxee, WA 98936) at 2:00 pm. To leave a message or memory for the family please go to www.brooksidefuneral.com. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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al marks

Mr Gidge was a key person in my life. He helped me get my stuff together an for that I was so grateful. We kept in touch over the years an I always reminded him how he helped me out an was a part of who I am today. Rip Sir. ALLAN Marks

Harold Barker

Darlene, Bryan, and Randy

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We loved Ron. He was such a good man. We had tons of laughs and even a few tears. I will always remember the many good times with you and Ron. Love you all, Hal and Karen.

Harold Barker

Ron was one of the nicest and funniest guys I ever new. A passion for baseball and youth sports brought us together as our boys first played against each other for years and then together at UNLV and the Yakima Chiefs. Karen and a I still talk about our trips to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Arizona State and numerous California Universities with Ron and Darlene to watch Brian and Billy play games. If I ever need a laugh I just think about the time Ron did the River Dance in hid bathrobe. We will miss him dearly but have nothing but fond great memories. Hal Barker