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|Kim and family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. I recently learned of Ron's death in the Alumnus magazine from Ball State. I was an elementary ed student with Ron. His zest for life was truly contagious. I consider myself blessed to have been his friend. You and your family are in my prayers.|
|From: Janelle "Sisti" Jones 01/14/2007 07:27 AM|
|To the Wolford Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, husband and father. The news only came to me today and it has pulled strongly on my heart. I pray that you will find the necessary comfort during such a sad time. Although I knew Ron (through my work here at Eli Lilly) for only a short time I too, like many others at Lilly, was affected positively by his wonderful character and great personality. I am grateful for even the short time I was given to know Ron. May God bless and watch over you.|
|From: Don 11/13/2006 05:07 PM|
|Kim,Like, and Emma,
I worked with Ron for the past three years in Indy Parenterals here at Lilly. We worked on several projects together, the first being the GBIP project and later the Six Sigma project. I was constantly amazed by what he produced. He could turn a spreadsheet into a work of art! In fact, when searching for answers as to why God would take someone so special, talented, and needed, I mused that perhaps God needed a spreadheet, and he called on the very BEST. No one can fill his shoes. He was really that good.
Although we had long professional discussions and shared viewpoints and confidences, I wish I had known him better. I wanted to learn so much from him! Every day we are surrounded by his influence..the templates he prepared, the spreadsheets he developed..he was also looking for ways to improve the current state. I guess the one word that I will identify him with is, EXCELLENCE. Everything he did, he did with such quality, class, and excellence.
I am honored to have known him. We never talked about religion, but I knew he was a deeply spiritual man, just by the way he lived his life and interacted with others. He "walked the talk." Beautiful memories are made up of well-lived todays. Ron lived life well, and so, our memories of him will be forever beautiful. |
|From: Sandy Rew 11/08/2006 01:55 PM|
|"But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it." Numbers 14:24
I didn't know Ron very well...but I did know that he had a "different spirit". He always seemed to be wearing a contagious smile whenever I saw him...he had a "different spirit". I just want to share with his family that you are in my prayers, and I also wanted to share something I read on his profile. He said that his highest priority was "Being a husband to a terrific wife and a Dad to two great kids". (I would say he had his priorities in order...he had a "different spirit"). Grace, peace, and strength to his family!!! May the Living God of Heaven cause His face to shine upon you!!! Sincerely Douglas and Michelle Gray...|
|From: Doug Gray 11/02/2006 03:38 PM|
|Mark and Mary Hilton summed up best what Ron meant to the Lilly training community: "He was a STAR," (and maybe even THE star.) Like many others, I am in awe of his rare ability to blend creativity with process, and do it all with such a sense of fun. To sit next to him, even for a few weeks, was an honor. He'd always stop whatever he was doing to help out; I've never met such a natural born teacher. If I can take just one little lesson from Ron - and there are so many to choose from - it would be his example as a parent. He was completely present - mentally, physically, spiritually - when he was with his children. He was not a passive participant in their lives; he was hands on. I am a better person because I knew Ron.|
|From: Amy Durocher Matthews 11/01/2006 03:58 PM|
|My deepest sympathies go out to your entire family. Ron was an amazing individual and I feel blessed just having known him even if for a brief time. May God comfort you during this difficult time. |
|From: Janice Whitaker 11/01/2006 03:58 PM|
|My deepest sympathy for all of Ron's family. He was truly a person that one could see the light of Jesus shining through and I can't think of a better thing to be able to say about a person. I got to know him best working with him at Westlane Christian Church and establishing New Paradigm Christian Church, and I will treasure those memories as my prayers continue for his family. |
|From: felicia bourne 11/01/2006 03:58 PM|
|We just wanted you to know how saddened we were to hear of Ron's death. We will be praying for your and your family.|
|From: DeGroot Family 10/27/2006 08:19 AM|
|The world is a darker place without the light that was Ron. |
|From: Joel Miller 10/27/2006 08:19 AM|
|Kim, please know that Peg and I are keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. We would dearly love to be able to give you a big hug of love and support on this day. Ron was a great human being, and he will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.|
|From: Bill & Peg Hoover 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|Ron was one of those guys who's smile and creative spirit lite up the room. I had not worked with Ron in years but always remembered his enthusiasm. I would check in from time to time with folks on where and how he was doing. I wish the family the best and remember that his spirit will always be with you no matter where you are. He will live in you.|
|From: Frank Fletcher 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|Just last week in a meeting when we were talking about designing reports I heard Ron say, "I do everything in color." That phrase stuck out to me because I think it captures his creative approach to work - he blended the analytical and the creative so that they complemented each other.
When you saw something Ron created you were surprised by how easy he had made it to understand something so technical, and if you didn't know it was his you wondered appreciatively, "who made this?" because it always looked better than the norm.
Working on something with Ron in his cubicle on the third floor was an experience in and of itself. For a while he had an big ergonomic ball chair that guests could use. He had framed artwork of his children on the walls, family photos,notes from his family, inspirational quotes, a big light board like radiologists read x-rays with (including a humorous x-ray of a skull with a paperclip inside it), and my favorite, a small portable sandbox complete with sand and a rake that you could play with to get your brain flowing. When you saw his workspace it looked like a place where amazing things must be happening.
If I sat down with Ron to work on something, I could be sure to leave having learned a new way to use the computer. Watching him at the computer was like watching a conductor of a symphony. He had customized it and tuned it so well that every repetitive task was automated. He loved finding new ways to do things faster, and he loved sharing them with us.
I'll miss Ron, and you can bet that the next time I need to design something I'll ask myself, How would Ron do this?
|From: Will Findlay 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|I only worked with Ron for a brief time at Lilly, but everytime we had to meet to discuss work, our meetings ran way over because Ron and I would quickly dispense with the work issue at hand and talk and laugh. I am a very fast talker, and I can't count how many times Ron would shake his head and say "wait, wait, wait..." We always ended up giggling, because he would be responding to something I said 4 sentences ago - and I would think he was talking about what I just said.
Ron had the most glorious laugh and the brightest smile I've ever seen. I was fortunate to have met him and had his friendship, if only for a little while.|
|From: Mary Baechle 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|To the Wolford Family my prayers and heart goes out to you. Even though we know that in order to reach our goal to make it to heaven we must leave this strange land. The Lord promised in his Word that He will be a comforter and He will never leave us. He has shown Himself to be faithful in all situations. HOLD ON to his unchanging hand and the Lord will provide strength and comfort. I share tears of joy because another disciple makes it home. God Bless You|
|From: Bridget Dupree 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|If the comments on this website do not express how much Ron meant to everyone and how many lives he touched, the crowd last night at the funeral home sure did. It was amazing how many people were there to remember Ron and how many were overjoyed to stand in that long line just to say their goodbyes to someone very special to many. Anyone who knew Ron, was blessed to have met such a wonderful man. We all know he is sitting up in heaven right now waiting for his family to come meet him. He is in a wonderful place now and I am sure he is smiling so we should smile with him. |
|From: 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|It was privilege to have known Ron through working with him at Lilly’s for the past 3 years. Ron is truly an amazing person. His whit, talent, integrity, and compassion will be greatly missed here; however it will be much appreciated in heaven I’m sure. Ron’s family will be in my prayers.|
|From: Keith Leisure 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|I graduated with Ron from North Decatur. I have not kept in touch with many of my classmates since that time. But, I always had many warm memories of Ron. God Bless you and your family, and keep you, until we meet again.|
|From: Cindy Brown 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|I did not know Ron very well myself but I remember him because I needed to get training information completed very quickly and I met him at his cubicle and he spent the time getting what I needed done. We even agreed to meet again sometime later so that I could provide him with help on a project. It was therefore quite a shock to learn of his death. It truly hit home.
Know that as a family you are not alone. You are in the prayers and thoughts of others who care deeply.|
|From: Laura 10/26/2006 04:14 PM|
|When I was frustrated and at my wits end - just a look or a comment from Ron would make me smile and remember that the important things in life aren't our achievements at work - but the life that we live and example we give. He had such wonderful sense of empathy and cared deeply about people's feelings. I really admired him for that. I grieve for our loss and I am devastated by the tragedy for your family - but as we all know - Ron is a wonderful place. What a great homecoming for us all when Ron is there to greet us! The Wolford family is in my prayers. God bless.|
|From: Beth Poe 10/26/2006 06:20 AM|
|My sympathy is extended to your family at Ron's untimely passing. It was my pleasure to have worked with Ron in the development of the KAYE Validator Training at Lilly. Ron was an asset to the company and his everpresent smile will be missed. Psalm 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."|
|From: Ed Shaughnessy 10/26/2006 06:20 AM|
|Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We know this has got to be a very hard time for all of you. Ron graduated two years ahead of me in high school, and he was one of those guys you remember, polite, smiled and dependable. Our heart goes out to his wife and children, hold on to each other, and never forget the memories. I know he will be missed.|
|From: Bill & Joan Metz & Family 10/26/2006 06:20 AM|
|I did not know Ron, but had the pleasure of meeting his brother Danny when he conducted a revival at our church a few years ago. After reading some of the comments posted previously, Ron must have been quite an individual and obviously touched many lives along the way. May God watch over Ron's entire family during this time and in the days to come as they make adjustments in their lives. ! Cor. 13:13|
|From: Randy Duncan 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|My thoughts and prayers are with Ron's family. Ron and I worked together on several B103 procedures/trainings at Lilly. He was a professional and went the extra mile. It helps to know that it is a far better place to which he has gone, but I will miss him.|
|From: Mark Oehler 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I worked with Ron at Future Now, too. Your family has my prayers! |
|From: Julie Morris 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I am so very, very sorry to get this news. Ron was the first person to see and believe in my ability to teach and he mentored me so wonderfully. He was so full of enthusiasm and taught me how to make computer courses fun. I was one of his first trainers in his newly formed Ron Wolford and Associates training company years ago. In fact, I think of him almost daily because I am now working across from the very room where he observed my first training here at Lilly. We worked together for several years and then when he hired on at Lilly we often would chat in halls. He always had a big smile and a welcoming hello. Kim also was a rep at a veterinary clinic I worked at in Hagerstown Indiana before she married Ron and it tickled me at the time to find out that she had married to Ron. This is truly sad news and my heartfelt prayers go out to the family. The world has lost a beautiful person this day.|
|From: Sheri Garvin 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|It was my pleasure to know Ron for over 25 years. I first met him as one of my students at Ball State University.
We both ended up in the computer training and later Instructional Design fields. I always held Ron in the highest regard for his expertise, creativity, and excellence. Our profession has lost a star.
To his family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.|
|From: Karen Zwick 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|Kim, I had no words to say Monday when I called and you told me of Ron's tragic accident. I just met Ron a few months ago on a joint project. During that time he helped me a lot by sharing key information and plenty of smiles. The strength and confidence that Ron exhibited drew me to him. Jeremiah 29:11 is the scripture that I wish to pass on to you and your loved ones as you whether the days, months, and years to come. GOD has given you and your family a testimony and witness of the goodness of Ron’s life. Pray that you and your children will carry the gift of LOVE that he gave you and strength of his integrity. May these words give you comfort.|
|From: Stacey Scales 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|It's hard to imagine that this has happened, but please know how much Ron was treasured by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. I have such a respect for him leading his life with the joy he shared with everyone around him. I'll always remember how he so devoted his life to his family and children, and especially our discussions we had about our similarities with Luke's needs. He never appeared swayed by what work or life threw at him - he just dug in and embraced it with passion. I know there are a tremendous number of lives he touch, and know that we are all thinking of and praying for comfort for the Wolford family at this time.|
|From: Kathy Shaw 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I work in Training at Lilly. However, I had never met Ron, but I have heard many great things about him. I decided to look him up in our people search system...under his personal interests and hobbies it listed first "spending time with my terrific wife and 2 wonderful children"...it is extremely rare for people to share such feelings about their family on our people search. I was extremely touched...
Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
- Thomas Moore
Wishing you strength and peace.
|From: Sarah 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|Dear Kim, Boo passed this news on to me. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that God will comfort and guide you as only He can. Love, Cheryl Roll (former K group)|
|From: Cheryl Roll 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I was very shocked to read the Ron has gone home to be with our Lord. It has been years since we have spoken, but once you have a family connection, it is always there. I knew Ron from his days as a member of Westlane Christian Church in Indianapolis where we had several opportunities to serve together as Christian family members. Since that time, I would, on rare occasions, see Ron in the halls at the Corporate Center and have the opportunity to catch up on life. He was always such a joy to chat with. Kim, I am so sorry and my prayers are with you and your family.|
|From: Felecia Williams 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|To the Wolford family;
As a former teacher at North Decatur, I had the opportunity to know most of the family, and like the rest of the family , Ron was a fine young person, My wife and I grieve with you in your loss. Our prayers and our hearts go out to you.
May God bless and comford you,
Mark and Helen Craft|
|From: Mark Craft 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|Kim, Even though it has been years since we last saw each other, I think of Ron and you often. Your house was always full of laughter and love. I am so sorry that he was taken from you after such a short time. I am praying that God will bring comfort to you and your family and fill your days with wonderful memories of Ron. |
|From: Laura Lazzaro 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|Kim and family, Ron was the type of person that made you feel as if what anyone had to say was important to him. He showed respect for his colleagues in all of his actions at work. He also showed the love and the pride that he had in his wife, his children and his family. He was very smart but also very funny. His smile everyday made you feel that he had a great love for life. A special memory I have of him is that he was always forgetting to take his car keys with him when it was time to go home at night. But he would just check his pockets,look in whatever he was carrying, then throw up his hands, laugh and go back to his desk and find them. One night he left the keys in his locked car and crawled under the car to find a box that he kept a key in (because he was always leaving his keys somewhere)in the rain. The box wasn't there and he was soaked by the time he gave up looking for the box. So he called his wife. He told me that he had the most patient wife in the world because he knew that she would bring him his a key as she had done many times before. I thought what a lucky woman because you could tell the love he had for her. I know the heartbreak that you feel is very hard. Thank God that you and your children have been blessed to share your life with this fine man. My prayers are with you and your family. |
|From: Vanda Beatty 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I enjoyed working with Ron. Most of all, I appreciate that he experienced and expressed life to the fullest. When he was happy, he was moved to tears; when he was frustrated with the status quo, he asked why, but why, why not; when he was excited, he celebrated so big that he pulled bystanders in on it; when he was focused, he went deep; and on and on. He didn't take short cuts and he didn't hold back or hide. He cared. He continues to be an awesome example to me of how to live good and big.|
|From: 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I had the great pleasure and blessing to work with Ron while a member of the microcomputer training program at Eli Lilly from 1992-95. Ron remained a dear friend of mine since that time and it was always a pleasure to cross his path in the Lilly corridors from time to time. He was always smiling, always positive, and even though it may have been months or years since we saw each other, it was like no time had passed between. He was the kind of person that remained in your heart always...he made people light up just by being there. May God bless Ron's wife, children, and family...although I did not have the pleasure of meeting them, I know what kind of husband and father he must have been....his friends at Eli Lilly and Company will miss him greatly. He was a truly wonderful man.|
|From: Mindy Rodgers 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|We were so very sad to learn of Ron's passing. Debbie and I both knew Ron from his work at Lilly; both before and after he became a Lilly employee. We both had attended classes he taught and I also had an opportunity to teach a class with him once. We will always remember and treasure his gentle nature and his terrific sense of humor. Our prayers are with you and the children. God bless you.
John and Debbie Winchester|
|From: John & Debbie Winchester 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.|
|From: Gary and Cindy Beard 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|To the Pratt family -- Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around your entire family. |
|From: Chris, Susan (Bedel), and Makenna Calabrese 10/25/2006 07:54 PM|
|I began and ended my work day in our cubicle row in the training department at Lilly by sharing stories with Ron. I was a Cub Scout den mother for both my boys. So Ron knew he could share cub scout stories of Luke with me. I remember how hard they worked on the Pine Wood derby car. The celebration he had for us after completing our GBIP training project for quality was so much fun. And Kim was such a supportive wife to send that delicious sub sandwich for all of us to enjoy. I know Ron would not trade places with any of us now. So I celebrate the life of Ron by practicing his lesson to all of us to make the world a better place for our children.
I miss him so,
Sue Draper |
|From: Sue Draper 10/24/2006 09:35 PM|
|I worked for Ron at The Future Now and what FUN we had! It was a crazy, fast-paced work environment but Ron could always make me laugh (even when NOTHING was funny). He was a fantastic instructor and quite the visionary when it came to computer education for the masses. Those things aside, Ron had big heart and was not afraid to show it. One of my fondest memories was when the United States was in the first Gulf War. Ron commandeered the speaker system and played Lee Greenwood’s, “Proud To Be An American”. If there was a dry eye in the office, I did not see it through my tears of pride.
He was one of a kind and will always be remembered fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Wolfords.
|From: Jo Lynn Jackson 10/24/2006 09:35 PM|
|So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as you go through this difficult time. While I didn't know Ron, I went to North Decatur and know some of his family. May you find comfort in knowing your loved one is in a special place and heartfelt prayers are being raised up for your entire family.
|From: Mary Bewley Wilson 10/24/2006 09:35 PM|
|It is heart-breaking to hear about Ron's death. Although I did not know Ron, I want you to know the Lilly family already feels the sadness of your loss. Always remember God is control of everything; we will not always know why He allows some things to happen, but just know you can turn to Him for comfort and peace. May you find strength in this very difficult time. Our prayers are with your family.|
|From: Heather Fox 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|We are remembering Ron's talents, vivacity, and joy, and devotion to the Lord. We just imagine what a glorious welcoming into the Lord's presence was showered upon Ron. This is one of those times when we read First Thessalonians 4:13-18 for the comfort for which it was written. As the Apostle Paul said, "Therefore comfort each other with these words." We write this to convey our love and care, in hope. We live in hope. |
|From: Ron and Phyllis Sewell 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|We are so sorry for your loss. K.T. & Emma are in class together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
K.T. & Amy Redlin|
|From: K.T. & Amy Redlin 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Hi Kim, My most sincerest condolences are with you and your family at this time of your loss. God bless.
|From: Sandy Muncy 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Although I did not know Ron well, we did work on a couple of small projects together. I always knew he was a Christian even though he never said anything...you could just tell. Please accept my condolences and know that I am praying for your family.|
|From: Tammy Rumble 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|God Bless you all during this time of loss. I did not know Ron but wanted you to know there are many who are saddened by your loss and pray for your family to be lifted up by the glory of GOD.
Our hearts are with you.
|From: Lynn 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|I also worked with Ron at Indy Micro and Future Now and he became a great friend. I've lived in England for some years now, but have tried to stay in touch. Ron was always there to help and support...and laugh! It has been a privilege
to know him. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his wife and children.
|From: Karen Rock Monnick 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|I graduated with Ron from North Decatur. He was always a warm, funny, generous and helpful person who loved to be around friends. God bless him and his family.|
|From: christine (Pike) Sung 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|When it seems there are no answers, there is still faith, strength, and love.
My thoughts are with your family.|
|From: Michelle Prowant 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|It was truely a pleasure to know Ron. What a wonderful man. I will be praying for all of you. I no he is going to be missed and there is nothing I can say to ease the pain except we know how devoted of a christian man he was and that he is in heaven looking down on us and waiting for us to take the wonderful journey with him. May we all find comfort in that. Kim you Luke and Emma will always be in my prayers. Granny and Granddad Sandy and Danny you have all opened your hearts and families to me and are such good examples of what Christian families are all about. I feel honored to be included in your family and you have so helped me in my walk with the lord by the examples of the way you live your life. May the lord show you comfort and help you heal. And may we all rejoice in heaven with Ronnie together someday. I love each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. If I can do anything at all to help please let me know. I will be praying for all of you.
God Bless each and everyone of you.
|From: Shari Phillips 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
I read about Ron in the Republic this morning. We are living in North Carolina and I was shocked. The one thing I always remember about your husband was he always had a smile on his face. I will pray for God's comfort for you and the children in the upcoming weeks. We will be praying for you.
|From: Julie Das 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|All i can say is what a big loss to your family and all the people that worked with Ron, I to got to work with Ron at the future now and indy micro.
So sorry to hear about him.
|From: Jeff Woloshin 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was not prepared for the phone call from my mother early this morning letting me know that Ron had gone home. Although it had been a few years since we had spoken, I thought of Ron each time I opened my Bible. You see, it was a gift to me from Ron back in 1993. I wanted you to know that his presence in my life had a profound effect on who I am today. His love of life and the Lord was such a blessing as I am sure it was to others he knew. As I have been remembering Ron this morning I am drawn back to a morning spent removing about three layers of old wallpaper in Ron's first home in Broad Ripple! Ron's life is one to be celebrated. My prayers are with you.|
|From: Kerry Fletcher 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|I will always have great memories of Ron. It's hard to describe what loss it is for him to be gone so suddenly. We were great friends for a long time. He was loved by everyone and always had a smile on his face. He was funny, fun-loving and a great father and husband. Some of my best memories with Ron are when a group of us from The Indy Micro and TFN days often went out for dinner and drinks after work all the time. We were all still in our 20's and talked about EVERYTHING. It was such a great time and those memories will never go away. Ron was hilarious and fun to be around, but also a great listener and very trusting when it came to the more serious stuff. And he was the best of the best when it came to his work. He really enjoyed what he did and it showed. The two of us were supposed to get together for lunch a couple of weeks ago, but we got our signals crossed. I wish I could have seen him one last time. I still have his voice mail from that day. Ron was loved by everyone and anyone who knew him will never forget him. My sympathies to everyone in Ron's family. He touched the lives of so many people.|
|From: Larry Boehm 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Dear Kim: I've only known Ron since August 30, when he took time to present at an informal "lunch & learn" session for a training group. He was so genuine -- friendly, enthusiastic about his career, and obviously very talented. More importantly, I want you to know that on our intranet site here at Lilly, Ron listed as his personal hobby: "Being husband to a terrific wife and a Dad to two great kids" -- so I wanted you to know how proud he was of his family. Ron and I are about the same age, so I cannot imagine the pain you and your children are experiencing. I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless each of you. I will pray for you and your children. Sincerely, Robin Medlock, Training Associate, Global Medical Training, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis|
|From: Robin Medlock 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|I graduated from North Decatur High School with Ron. He was a wonderful friend. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. |
|From: Nancy (Emsweller) Fletcher 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Kim and family,
I have had the priviledge of knowing Ron for eleven years. I first met him as a student and worked with him on GBIP, where he was kind enough to share your Snicker Doodles. Our paths crossed again only a month ago. He was a treasure in my heart and one of the best people I have ever known. I am glad we rest on the assurance that he is now Home, but I greive with you, his family, and friends who will miss him dearly. |
|From: Althea McRae 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
We just received an e-mail from the Sewells telling us the sad news about Ron.
We are so very sorry about this terrible accident that took Ron's life.
Although, we did not get to know Ron personally, we know that He loved the Lord, and for that, we can rejoice that He is with Jesus now.
We wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your family.
Even though, we have lost touch with each other over the years , we wanted you to know that we have so many precious memories concerning you, and that you are very special to us ,and that we will keep you and the kids in our prayers.
We Love You.
Because of Him,
Patti and John Voss
Rotonda West, Fl.|
|From: Patti Voss 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
| You are all in our prayers,may God comfort and bless you all.|
|From: Dan and Mary Beth Hacker 10/24/2006 03:39 PM|
|Although you may not see them,
you are always in their sight.
They bring the gift of love and guidance,
It is called the “Angel Light”.
You know they always hear you,
to them your voice is dear.
With the comfort that they bring to you,
You need not ever fear.
So here’s a place for Ronnie to come,
to do with angels what must be done.
To make our world whole and bright,
and share with all, the “Angel Light”.
|From: 10/24/2006 06:28 AM|
|Again I am so saddened and shocked that Ron was taken from you and your children and from us his coworkers.
Ron has left a big footprint. He touched so many lives as he lived with you and the Lord at his side. He came into my life over 15 years ago when he showed up at my house for an open house that I had for companies I was vending to. I met him for the first time and was delighted that he was so effervescent and fun. We had a piano player and he thoroughly enjoyed the gaiety, music, and food. (The funny part of this story is that I did not know him before that night. He signed a guest book. And later I figured out when I worked with him on a project at Lilly that he had been a guest in my home.)
And then our paths wandered together again when we worked on GBIP at Lilly in the late 1990Â’s. We all sat in a large community room and had little privacy. Ron was always counted on for a little levity and pure professionalism. His knowledge of his field and his creative way of look at a problem anew was probably overshadowed by his skill at speed scrabble. It was this game during breaks that built our comradery.
I would meet him again in the halls of Lilly because I would contract much like him. Working for Jean Falconer or seeing him in 103, he always had an infectious smile, a twinkle in his eye as if to say, Â“LetÂ’s have some fun along the way.Â” I networked with Ron often about work at Lilly and then to my joy, he started asking me about service dogs.
I was so thrilled that you, Ron, Luke and Emma came to our store to find out more about Canine Companions for Independence. That was just a year ago. That day was so special because I learned later that you in fact applied for a service dog. My saddeness is that Ron will not be here to see Luke get a service dog, and I know he wanted Luke to have everything possible to ease his journey in life.
Kim, if and when it is service dog time, please call me and let me help you with anything you might need. Somehow I feel like a distant aunt in having helped this connection.
No one can replace Ron. There will be such emptiness without his handsome face and his winning smile. His creative mind, generous ideas, solid design, and knowledge of his profession will be missed. We were all priveldged to know you all through him. He shared his pride in his family and we knew the center of his life was Jesus. I know he is with the Lord and safe. It is the great mystery of life that I wish I knew the answer to, Â“Why?, Why Ron?Â”
You, Emma and Luke and the rest of his family are in my prayers.
God give you peace and comfort.
|From: Brandt Carter 10/24/2006 06:28 AM|
|I worked directly with Ron at Indy Micro and Future Now in the education department. He was a fun person to be around and very talented.
To Ron's family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
|From: Eva Morphey 10/24/2006 06:28 AM|
|May God Bless Ron and Family.|
|From: Karen Paquette 10/23/2006 05:34 PM|
|May God Bless Ron and Family. I worked with Ron for many years while at Indy Micro and Future Now. He was such a joy to be around and always positive with a smile on his face. He helped me to get where I am today. He will be missed.|
|From: Karen Paquette 10/23/2006 05:34 PM|