Ron Vesey

Ron Vesey died Oct. 16, 2017, in Wilkeson.

Ron Vesey died Oct. 16, 2017, in Wilkeson.

He was born March 14, 1947, in Tacoma, first child of Clyde and Betty Vesey, and grew up in the Wickersham neighborhood of Buckley. There was no shortage of outdoor activities to keep him occupied, including hunting, fishing and trapping.

He graduated in 1966 from White River High School, received his draft notice a week later, and was inducted in the Army. He trained at Fort Ord and Fort Bragg, then served in Vietnam as a clerk typist in the 116th Transportation Company in 1967 and 1968. Upon returning to Buckley, he went to work in the woods and spent most of his career as a yarder operator for Ron Bowen Logging and Jim Wytko Logging, retiring in 1996.

His retirement years were filled with hunting, fishing and clam digging excursions and a trip to Puerto Vallarta was a highlight of his retirement travel.

He is survived by children Ronnie Vesey (Jackie) of Tuscola, Texas, Devon Vesey-Hite (Dana) of Selah, Washington, and Chad Vesey, also of Selah; siblings Greg Vesey (Barb), Allan Vesey (Lynnette), Dennis Vesey (Ruth), JoAnne Summers (Dick) and Kevin Vesey (Denise); 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There will be a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Buckley Cemetery, followed by a memorial at the Buckley Eagles. Donations in his memory can be made to the Buckley Firefighters Association, 611 Division St., Buckley, 98321.

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