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Obituary: Ronald McGeorge Sr.

Ronald McGeorge Sr. lost his battle with cancer and returned home on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Ron was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Wallins Creek, Ky. He spent most of his childhood there, roaming the hills of Kentucky. He was the son of a coalminer.

In 1951, his family moved to the Los Angeles area where he met his beautiful wife, Irene, in high school. They were married in 1954 in Los Angeles. He was employed at the A.J. Baer Company as an overhead crane operator. In 1965, he relocated with his family to Roseville, Calif., where he became a lineman in the electrical department for the city of Roseville. He was continuously involved within the community and church. He was the Boy Scout troop master. In the early 1970s, he was elected as president of the Girls' Bobby Sox Softball League. Under his tenure four new ball fields were constructed, the league grew with additions of teams and sponsors. In 1972-73, the All-Star Team attended the National Championship games in Buena Park, Calif., placing second in 1972 and winning the championship in 1973. He undertook getting a new charter of the Moose Lodge started in the neighboring city of Citrus Heights, Calif.

In 1984, he and his wife, Irene, retired to Kingman. He attended Mohave Community College, received his degree, and his teaching certificate in silver smithing. He enjoyed his jewelry making and rock hounding. Most of all he enjoyed reading his cookbooks and cooking, always coming up with something new and tasty to try! He loved story telling and passing on memories of long ago to his family.

Ron is survived by his four children, Ron McGeorge Jr. of Kingman, Steven McGeorge of Sheridan, Calif., Susan Steinberger of Kingman and Pamela Jassel of Sparks, Nev.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all of us. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Irene.

There will be no services at his request. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 470, Kingman, AZ 86402-0470.

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