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Ronald James Larsen


Ronald James Larsen, born Dec. 30, 1942 in Pasco, Washington, to Helen (Blondo) and Robert J Larsen, passed away in his home May 6, 2018, following a brief battle with lung cancer.

Ron, better known to many as "Beef," moved throughout the Pacific Northwest as a child. His family moved from Pendleton, OR to Goldendale his sophomore year in high school. He graduated from Goldendale High School in 1961, began a construction career as an iron worker and then a heavy machine operator. In 1971 he married Barbara June Van de Vanter-Greenfield. They had one daughter together, Rhonda. Ron retired from the Operating Engineers Local 701 after a 30-year career in construction. Ron spent many hours on...

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