Ronald C. Carpenter
Ronald C. Carpenter, 81, of Okanogan, WA, passed away at home on June 7, 2019. He was born on December 14, 1936, to Russell and Edith Carpenter of Omak, WA. Upon graduating from Omak High School, he worked at Biles and Coleman Lumber Mill, before moving to California. He worked various jobs in California, later to return to Omak, to marry his long-time sweetheart, Mary Esther Fox, on September 27, 1958. They returned to California, where he resumed his job at Garrett Air Research. Later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany, returned to California for another year, and later, moved back to Washington State. He went to work for UPS for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He and his wife started up a vending business shortly after retiring, traveling to Arizona, vending at fairs and events for the next nine years. Retiring once again, they settled down in Okanogan, WA, spending their leisure time traveling in their motorhome. Ron took up a trade in locksmithing. He enjoyed such things as crocheting, which he started when he was eight years old. He also enjoyed woodworking among various other hobbies.
Ronald Carpenter is survived by his wife, Mary of Okanogan, WA; one son, Danny L. Carpenter of Aberdeen, WA; one daughter, Ronna M. Fraley of Copalis Crossing, WA; one brother, Edwin Carpenter of Shingle Springs, CA; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Catholic Church, 2511 Elm St., Okanogan, WA, Friday, June 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel Okanogan WA, is entrusted with the arrangements.