Ronald Gerald Rodgers, 61, of Miles City, Montana went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. His wife of 24 years Sheryl, his dog Chica, and several friends were by his side when he passed. Ron has been a hero to many as he battled several life-threatening illnesses these past 14 months. His strength and courage being a testimony to each person that crossed his path during this time.
Ron was born to Charles and Shirley (Walter) Rodgers August 27th, 1957 in Anchorage, Alaska. He grew up in Laurel, Montana, he attended Laurel Senior High School where he played football and track. He graduated in 1976.
After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country from March 1977 to 1980, where was stationed in Hawaii. He then attended Eastern Montana College in Billings and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Related Services in 1986. Ron worked for many years in the rehabilitation of the disabled.
On May 7th, 1994 he married the love of his life, Sheryl Sue Lynch in Plentywood, Montana. Ron and Sheryl had a very loving and cherished marriage. Their dogs were their children and they were very well loved.
Ron was a committed member of AA. He lived the Serenity Prayer until his last breath; God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference.
There was never a more avid Laurel Locomotive supporter than Ron. He made it to every football and basketball game he possibly could to cheer them on. Tournaments were one of his favorite things when the Locomotives were playing! Go Purple and Gold!
Being with family and friends were Ron’s most treasured times on earth. He blessed all with his visits just as much as he was blessed by them. He loved everyone and was the most committed person to any and all relationships.
He will forever be missed by his wife Sheryl of Miles City, MT, their dog Chica, his parents Charles and Shirley Rodgers of Laurel, MT, sister Debbie (Greg) Renner of Vancouver, WA, brother Steve (Teale) Rodgers of Modesto, CA, nephew Shawn (Danielle) Renner and nieces, Trisha (Leon) Fyfe, Sheila (Detmar) McCullough, Teresa Vermillion, Stephanie (Kevin) Witherspoon, Liz Murray, and 10 great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com