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“Happy Birthday bro. I still celebrate your birthday because I am glad you were born and my big brother for all those years. I am also glad that you...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon - Phoenix, AZ - Sister

“Almost a year since you went home. I miss you! Even though we didn't see each other every day, I miss you everyday, now. I love you still. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon - Sister

“I close my eyes and I see your face. If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place. Lord, won't you give me strength to help me carry on. Cause...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon Colleen - Sister

“I think of my brother a lot, and miss him terribly. I read this poem this morning and again thought of him.SAFELY HOMEI am home in Heaven; dear ones...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon - Sister

“I thought about you with love today. I thought about you yesterday and the day before too. I know we didn't see each other very often, but I knew...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Shannon - Phoenix, AZ - Sister

“Ron,You always made me feel very loved and special. I imagine you made everyone feel that way. You will never know sorrow, pain or regret again. You...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Chamberlain - surprise, AZ

“What a testament your life has been. A transformed man who had a strong passion to show the world what an appreciated redeemend man you . Thank you...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Kris Allen - Phoenix, AZ - Friend

“I love you so much Ron. What a blessing to get to know you and see Christ shine through you. I am truely blessed to have spent the past few months...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Marcella Mancini - Phoenix, AZ

“I love you so much Dad! You are an amazing man, loved by so many.You will always be held close to my heart and I am forever grateful forthe lessons...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Ronell - Minot, ND - Daughter

“Ron my life will never be the same without you. You were the love of my life and I will always be grateful that we walked the path of the Lord...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Katt - wife

“Ron, When I grow up, I wanna be just like you. Love Forever, John ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: John Hinfey - Kihei, HI

“Every time i saw you, you greeted me with a hug and a smile. you are truly missed. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: SaraH Wright

“Ron your smile and hugs will be missed so much. One day I know we will be together Praising our Lord Jesus Christ and what a wonderful day that will...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Angelica M Rodriguez - Peoria, AZ

“Ron touched my heart profoundly with his love for Bolivia. God ruined him fo the ordinary and it was beautiful to behold the wreckage. His work in...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Partow - Mesa, AZ

“Wow, this came as a shock to us all, it seems only like yesterday I was with you all at Terminal 3 helping everyone get settled for the flight to...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Debi Turner - Buckeye, AZ

“Ron is a special man, He now is sitting with our eternal Father. Love you Ron. Cherish the memory, Celebrate the life, Grieve the loss, embrace...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Tim Thiele

“Words will never be enough to let anyone ever know how much I loved my Father in law! Our bond was so strong! We shared so much time together and I'm...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lory Owsley (daughter-in-law) - AZ

“I still miss my Auntie Kit and Uncle Virgil........so much Sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: DEE GOULD - AZ

“I love you so much Dad! You will forever live in my heart! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Jessica - Daughter


Ronald Owsley was born in Quincy, Illinois on December 14th, 1939. When he was 11 years old his family moved to Mesa, AZ. After high school, Ron began his apprenticeship with the Arizona carpenters.

Ron was a devoted worker, hunter and fine fisherman. When he wasn’t hunting, fishing or working he was the master of his lazy boy. For the last several years he has been a construction Superintendent for Haydon Building Corp. where Ron was respected and loved by many. He enjoyed elk hunting in the fall, fishing in the summer, and spending time with his family at the cabin.

Ron had a heart for the poor and underprivileged. He was a loving compassionate family man who knew no strangers. He was a missionary for Food for the Hungry. After traveling on his first mission trip to Bolivia he became a child advocate who was very passionate about finding sponsorship for children in need. Ron was a man of the Lord who loved his church and his church family, who greeted you on Sunday morning with a smile and a hug.

Ron is survived by his wife Kathryn Owsley, Brother Mike Owsley, Sister Shannon Owsley, Sons Daniel and Clifton, Daughters Ronell, Michelle, Kristi, Karen, Jessica, Jennifer, 25 Grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren 3 Chihuahuas, Carmen, Lola and Millie. Ron will be dearly missed by all.

Celebration of life services 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Horizons Community Church, 14120 N 79th Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85381

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made out to: Ron Owsley memorial, Food for the Hungry 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 (480) 998-3100.