Ronald “Ron” Ray Buxton, 58, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away on March 5, 2020, at his residence. A memorial service and potluck will be held on June 6, 2020, the time and location will be announced at a later date.
Ron was born on June 6, 1961, in Mountain Home, Idaho, to Dan Buxton and Joan Ghrist, moving to Baker City at a young age; he attended Baker High School and graduated in 1979. Baker City was his home, and he loved living here. Ron worked in the lumber industry for over 30 years, working at every wood product mill in Baker City. He was a hard worker and took pride in a job well done.
In 2012, Ron and Pam Tate were married in Baker City, Oregon. He was a loving husband, and they were together a total of 19 years, recently celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary. They loved taking drives together and spending time with their large family. Ron also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, working out in his yard, being outdoors, collecting knives, and watching movies. He loved his pets and his family. After becoming disabled, Ron got out and enjoyed what he loved as much as he could, and greatly missed the things he could no longer do.
It meant the world to Ron to spend time with his children and grandchildren. You had to know Ron to love him, but if you knew him, you loved him. Life wasn’t always easy for Ron, but no matter what struggle life gave him, he always faced it with strength and courage. He was a kind and loving man, and he would help anyone.
Ron will always be loved; he is and forever will be missed by those who called him family or friend.
Ron is survived by his wife, Pam Buxton of Baker City, Oregon; his mother Joan Reedy of Baker City, Oregon; mother-in-law Debbie Vanhoomissen of Baker City, Oregon; sons Kris (Jeana) Buxton of Oregon City, Oregon, Jeremiah Buxton of Burlington, Washington, and Tony Buxton of Salem, Oregon. He is also survived by his stepchildren Stephanie (Mike) Jensen of Baker City, Oregon, and Dustin (Leighann) Daniels of Boise, Idaho; a brother Curtis (Shari) Buxton of Baker City, Oregon; ten grandchildren and many members of his extended family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Dan Buxton.
Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with his final expenses. You may send donations to Pam Buxton through Gray's West & Co., Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
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