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Obituary: Ronald Franklin Cameron

Ronald Franklin Cameron went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2007.

Ron was born near Purdue, Canada, on March 7, 1921, where his father worked with mule teams on the Canadian Pacific Railroad and was also involved in local agriculture. Ron's father, Franklin, later moved his family from Canada to Riverside, Calif., where they continued to farm.

Ron served in the U.S. Amy during World War II as an infantry soldier in Germany. During the War, he was stationed at Topeka, Kansas, where he met Rodean Mathiason at a church he attended. It was not long before they were married.

In 1946, Ron moved with his wife and baby daughter to Maricopa and accepted a job maintaining well rigs for the Gulf Oil Company.

In 1955, Ron was encouraged by his brother, Gordon, to move to Buckeye and partner with him in a farming operation in Harquahala Valley.

Ron and Rodean sold their Harquahala farm in 1977 and, after traveling and living in various locations, moved back to Arizona in 1984 to help his son, Dean, and Louis Wingfield on the Horseshoe Ranch, near Mayer, Arizona. Ron's mechanical skills were greatly valued on the ranch.

In 1987, Ron and Rodean permanently retired to Dewey, Arizona.

Ron spent his adult life devoted to the Lord and never tired of witnessing to all around him.

His life ended as he had lived it, witnessing to all who cared for him of the riches God has in store for them.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Gail and wife Rodean.

He is survived by his sons, Dean and David; daughter Ronetta; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A private family graveside service is planned at Heritage Memorial Park in Dewey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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