Ronald (Ron) D. Golden

Ronald (Ron) D. Golden, 81, passed away on March 3, 2023, in Del Norte, Colo.

Ron was born May 2, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Herbert and Edith Golden. Ron graduated from Wichita Falls High School. He soon enlisted in the Army after high school where he had basic training in Fort Polk, La.

After Ron got out of the Army, he moved to the San Luis Valley where Ron continued his education at Trinidad State Jr. College for aquaculture. After college, Ron worked at the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge doing landscape work.

Ron enjoyed fishing, he often fished at Home Lake. He enjoyed cruising with his family. In Ron’s recent years, he enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, coloring many sorts of animals in his coloring books and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother Edith and father Herbert; his grandparents James E and Vera Vaught, and JM and Joyce Golden; his sister Anne Hammonds and his ex-wife Matilda Valdez.

Ron is survived by his children Heather (Venancio) Rodelas, Penelope (Samuel) Vieria, Tamara Lynn Golden-Burris; his grandchildren Fabian and Julissa Rodelas, Emily Rhineheart, Amanda Bailey, Jessica Eppinette, Aaron Burris, Nicholas Greddes, Sera Riley, Jacob Golden, Brady Golden, and Amber Vibbard; along with many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.