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Ronald Zumwalt

June 9, 1951 ~ December 18, 2017 (age 66)
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Ronald S. “Ron” Zumwalt was born on June 9, 1951 in Mountain View, Arkansas to parents, Dale and Mary Wayland Zumwalt. He died on December 18, 2017 at his home in Portland, Oregon at the age of 66 years. Ron was raised in Arkansas and Stanfield, Oregon, graduating from Stanfield High School in the class of 1969. He joined the United States Air Force in 1970 and served in Vietnam before his honorable discharge in 1974. Ron returned to Stanfield, operating the Texaco Station for a time and later working for Mikami Brothers and Wagon Trail Farms as a mechanic. He later worked at the Lindsay Ranch as a mechanic before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1996 and working for Wagner Mining Equipment and then Pierce Manufacturing. Ron married Linda Didway in May 24, 1997 in Vancouver, Washington. He was an excellent mechanic who could repair and rebuild anything. Ron enjoyed restoring cars, the outdoors, motorcycles, drag racing and target shooting.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Zumwalt, Portland, OR; parents: Dale & Mary Zumwalt, Hermiston, OR; sons: Rodney Zumwalt (Alisa), Hermiston, OR & Tommy Zumwalt, Hermiston, OR; daughters: Sombaht Zumwalt, Portland, OR & Caroline Jared (Greg), Hermiston, OR; sister: Kathy Smith, Hermiston, OR; brother: Larry Zumwalt, Tacoma, WA; 11 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in Ron’s memory to the Hermiston VFW Post # 4750 c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838. 

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.  

 Service Information

Graveside Service
December 30, 2017

1:00 PM
Hermiston Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hermiston, OR 97838

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