Ronald J. Gillpatrick

Born: Sun., Nov. 30, 1947
Died: Mon., Nov. 9, 2020

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Ronald Jay Gillpatrick, 72, of Pendleton, Oregon passed away on November 9th, 2020 in his home. Ron was born on November 30th, 1947, to Russell and Pearl Gillpatrick in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, he worked for the Forestry Service for several years then moved on to work at Cascade Battery Plant. He moved to Pendleton in 1988 to work hand in hand with his brother Cecil. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, and working on vehicles with his son Troy. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and a good belly laugh. Ron, had the kindest heart and treated everyone like family. In 1972, Ron married the love of his life Cara Leverton and they created a life of love and adventure. Together they have three children, Christine (Buddy) Ray, Vickie (Justin) Paola and Troy (Amber) Gillpatrick. Six grandchildren, Kattie, Dustin, Daniel, Dakota, Tehya and Caitlyn; and six great grandkids. He held all of them close to his heart, and they always brought a smile to his face. Ron is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Delbert and Cecil and his sister Phyllis. He is survived by his brothers Lawrence and James: sisters Helen and Sally. Lots of nieces and nephews and friends who loved him dearly. The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date.

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