Ronald F. Barron, 59, of Big Timber, passed away on Oct. 25, 2013, at Billings Clinic.
Ronald was born on Sept. 4, 1954, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Lindberg and Gladys (Eager) Barron. Ron married Karyn Dill on Oct. 21, 1972. They later divorced. He married Ellen Skaarland on Dec. 8, 1988, in Livingston.
The owner and operator of Crazy Mountain Towing & Repair Shop, Ronald was a member of the Masonic Lodge and current master of Doric Lodge #53 in Big Timber. He was a member of Diamond City Lodge #7 in White Sulphur Springs, past master and current member of Livingston Lodge #32 . He was a charter member of Bannack Historic Lodge #3-7-77 at Bannack State Park, Mont. He was also a member of the Big Timber Airport Board, and he participated in Sweet Grass County Deputy Reserve and Search & Rescue programs. He belonged to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Premasonry Southern Jurisdiction USA.
One of Ronald’s proudest accomplishments was learning to fly. He started in March 2007. He loved his Cessna 172, and loved to take family and friends flying.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Ellen Barron of Big Timber; his mother and stepfather, Gladys and Travis Cole of Phoenix; his children, Ronald (Jennifer) Bryant, Canyon Lake, Calif., and Chrystyna (David) Bougsty, Las Vegas; stepchildren, Darren (Stacey) Raney, Livingston, and Robin (Curt) Pohl, Butte; brothers Mike (Diana) Barron, Austin, Texas, David (Dolly), Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kenneth Cole, Phoenix; sisters Kathy Howard, Glendale, Ariz., Sandra Carpenter, Mesopotamia, Ohio, Lori Cole, Peoria, Ariz., and Barbara Cole, San Diego; grandchildren, Allyson and Blake Bougsty, Las Vegas, and Emily and Asher Bryant, Canyon Lake; four step-grandchildren, Alyssa Raney, Brady Raney, Zachary and Cole Bruha; and step-great-grandson, Liam Bruha.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lindberg Barron, and sister Susan Black.
Masonic services will be held at a later date.