On Saturday, August 28th, 2021, Ronald Hoyt Bishop, loving Husband, Father, Uncle and Brother passed away at the age of 86.
Ron, also known as Tyke was born into a family of hard-working loggers on June 6th, 1935 in the mountains of St. Maries, Idaho. Tyke started driving logging truck as a teenager which would become his lifelong career. At a young age, Ron joined the Army where he was enlisted with the V Corps Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Company, later Co. A, 75th Infantry (Airborne Ranger) and was stationed in Germany from 1961 - 1963. Ron also served in the 11th, 82nd and the 101st Airborne Division. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, Ron enlisted in the Air National Guard where he was called to active duty and deployed. He retired with over 25 years of military service.
Ron was married to his beloved wife, Kateri Bishop, for 46 years and together they raised a blended family of 7 children. He equally loved his children from his previous marriage.
Ron was a talented mechanic and enjoyed working on cars and his motorcycles. Ron relished his time with the Roving Gamblers and was very proud his Moto Guzzi. He was a patron of the VFW and other local watering holes as he would call them. During the summer months, Ron took pleasure in family BBQ's and devoted much of his retirement to being with his grandchildren. He was found to have a questionable sense of humor at times and was known to drop off or pick up grandchildren from school with a chicken strapped to the top of his van. While Ron was in the Army, he found a love for cameras which would evolve into a hobby. This hobby led to picture’s being published in magazines and winning awards. He will be remembered as an honest, hardworking man with integrity who loved his family.
Ron was proceeded in death by his Father and Mother, Wife Kateri, Brother Dick, Sister Clementine, Children Mike and Baron and Granddaughter Mariah. He is survived by his Children Nita, Rhonda, Carmen, Bob, James, Jeff, Brian, Anna, Carol along with numerous grandchildren, great, and great great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held at Hennessy Funeral Home Tuesday September 7th from 1-4pm. Funeral service will be held Wednesday September 8th at 2pm. Graveside service and Military Honors will be 9am Friday the 10th of September at Washington State Veterans Cemetery 21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake, WA.
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