Obituary of Ronald Arthur Williamson
Ronald Arthur Williamson of Lake Oswego, OR, died on February 20th, 2020 at the Veterans Hospice in Vancouver, WA after a long battle with prostate cancer. Ron was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT the only son of Arthur Williamson and Laura La Fontaine Williamson. He graduated from Bullard Havens Technical High School in 1965, a carpenter by trade. Mr. Williamson is survived by a wife, Gloria; two sons, Alex and Michael; and four grandchildren, Liam, Eliana and Paloma Diaz-Williamson, and Anna Williamson. He is also survived by his mother, Laura Williamson; two sisters, Patricia Williamson Klein and Nancy Williamson Tabak; and nephews David and Bryan Tabak and niece Nicole Tabak. Ron was a veteran of the United States Army, serving with distinction in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart and three Bronze Service Stars. Ron took great joy in using his skills and experience in home-building and renovation to help family, neighbors and friends with projects large and small. He was always generous with his time and talents. In his later years, Ron became a gifted and well-respected woodworker. His eagle carvings, marquetry work and Native-American style flutes are treasured throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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