By HDN Staff
Ronald Leroy Brandon, 64, a retired independent contractor, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for family and friends is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at the Vets Club in Havre.
Ronald was born May 27, 1938, to Ray and Ruth (Thompson) Brandon in Chinook. He attended Chinook Elementary School and graduated from Chinook High School. Upon completion of high school he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany and the United States. He also served in the Army National Guard of Montana.
During his adult life, he traveled and worked in places as the Grand Coulee Dam and others. He painted water towers and other maintenance jobs before starting his own business and becoming a contractor.
Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, leatherwork, woodwork and visiting with friends. He was a member of the NRA, Elks, American Legion and the Eagles.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Ray Brandon; daughter, Sheila Brandon; and grandson, Thomas Brandon Jr.
Ron is survived by his mother, Ruth Brandon of Havre; sons, Michael (Bobbie) Brandon of Great Falls and Thomas (Judy) Brandon of Big Timber; brothers, Jack (Delores) Brandon, Bob (Linda) Brandon, and Mike (Shelley) Brandon, all of Havre; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials in Ronald's honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Charlotte Kelly, P.O. Box 1107, Havre, MT 59501, Diabetes Association, Montana Division, P.O. Box 2411, Great Falls, MT 59403, or cards to the family, c/o Mike Brandon, 1708 Fourth Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre.