Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ronald Lee Say Passes Away in Idaho Falls. Ronald was Marilyn Baumgardner of Mackay, Idaho father.

Ronald Lee Say, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sept. 18, 2010, at his home of natural causes. He was under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Eastern Idaho.

Ronald was born April 29, 1930, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Arthur Leonard Say and Doris Ada Lerwill Say. He attended schools in Pocatello; Glenns Ferry; Lima, Mont.; and Burns, Ore. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1948.
On Aug. 5, 1957, he married Gertrude Schmier Johnson in Rawlins, Wyo. Ronald and Gertrude lived in Idaho Falls and he worked as a carpenter at Argonne National Lab-West for 28 years, retiring in 1987.
Ronald was an avid sportsman and also enjoyed golfing and fishing.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gertrude; four daughters, Marilyn (Wayne) Baumgardner of Mackay, Idaho, Shirlene (Tye) Tomchak of Idaho Falls, Marlene Brown of Idaho Falls and Sherry (Aaron) Richards of Lakeside, Ore.; a brother, Dick (Joan) Say of Orem, Utah; a sister, Merle (Ron) Stewart of Eagle, Idaho; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Crockett Atkinson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Eastern Idaho for their dedicated and loving care of Ron.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Eastern Idaho, 1810 Moran St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401, in Ron's memory.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in Post Register on September 21, 2010

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