Ron was born in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1982. He passed away on August 15, 2014 of natural causes. He was heavily into computer technology. In 1985, Ron moved to California where the computer industry was booming. It was there that he met Bea Kay DeWynter and they have been together ever since, welcoming two sons along the way.
In 2003, Ron & Bea Kay moved their family back to Montana to be closer to Ron’s family. When work allowed, Ron continued to enjoy his hobbies of roller skating, photography, and exploring many things in the world of science fiction. He also enjoyed cooking turkey dinners and eggs Benedict, walking the dogs, and baking wonderful birthday cakes. However, most of his time was devoted to his family, his work, and helping others.
At the time of his passing, Ron was employed by Asurion (NEW) at the Help Desk as a Programmer. Everyone who knew Ron was continually impressed with his computer skills. There wasn’t any computer problem he couldn’t solve and the term “computer stud” was often used to describe him.
What was most endearing to Ron were his family and friends, his unfailing good cheer and willingness to help anyone at any time – despite dealing with a constant struggle to breathe as his asthma continued to worsen over the years. Unfortunately, Asthma was the one thing that ultimately proved immune to Ron’s considerable charm. Ron chose to be an organ donor that saved three lives.
Ron is survived by his partner of 25 years, Bea Kay DeWynter; his sons, Jesse Lea and Philip Bryson; and his furry “children” Brutus, Trixie, Diamond, and Lily. He is also survived by his Mother, Jean Hicks; sister, Lisa Cary; nephew, Aric Cary; his father, Lea Grimshaw and wife, Gwen Grimshaw; siblings, Angela, Randy, Christopher, and Alicia; nieces, Tylarann & Haylea; great-nephew, Teagan. Also surviving are uncle & aunt, Jean and Mary Grimshaw and their children, all of Vacaville, CA. Also surviving is a cousin, Loren Harner of Great Falls, MT.
It must also be said that Ron leaves behind many, many friends. He will be very sorely missed by all.