July 12, 1943 - May 20, 2019
Valley Hills Funeral Home
Ronald Simpson was born in Elmer City, WA on July 12, 1943 to Adean and William Simpson. His father worked in construction and his mother was a homemaker.
Ron had a strong English heritage; his father was born in Utah and his Mother in Nebraska. The family migrated to America with their parents from England and eventually settled in Eastern Washington for work opportunities.
Growing up in Grandview, Ron attended Grandview High School and graduated with the class of 1961. In 1962, Ron married Vivian Rabie in Lewiston, Idaho. In February 1963 Ron enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
Ron and Vivian made their home in Grandview where they had 4 children - Kelley, Stephanie, Ronald and Jeff. Ron and Vivian then moved to Kennewick where he worked 26 years with Chevron Inc. as a tanker truck driver. He retired as a Head Terminal Operator for Chevron Pipeline.
In 1999, Ron and Vivian retired and moved to Grandview, Washington. Ron enjoyed spending time traveling with friends in his RV. He also enjoyed target shooting with friends and family. Bbqing and cooking were another favorite pastime, Ron made a mean brisket and enjoyed sharing his meals with friends and family.
Ron loved to fish and camp with his grandchildren. He very much enjoyed watching the “ID” channel, Big Bang Theory and Two & a Half Men.
He was a right wing hardcore Republican who loved to sit on the porch with his friends Sabio and John solving all the world’s problems.
Ron’s family includes his wife Vivian, Kelley and her husband Dino Gonzales, Stephanie and her husband Randy Ayers, son Ron, son Jeff and spouse Kelly. He also has nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two beloved furry friends- Mona and Maggie.
While we will miss Ron, we can find comfort in our memories and knowledge that he had a good life and was loved and cherished by many.
The family would like you to join them for Celebration of Life services on Saturday, May 25th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA.