Ronald J. Einboden: 1937—2013 | Passages

Ron Einboden: 1937—2013 - Contributed photo
Ron Einboden: 1937—2013
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Ronald J. Einboden, Nov. 28, 1937—Sept. 16, 2013, a 25-year resident of Friday Harbor, passed away Sept. 16 with his wife Ann and daughter Marlene by his side, from multiple serious illnesses and disabilities.

Ron was born and raised in southern California. He married his wife Ann at age 19, and their daughter Marlene was born two years later. Then Ron put himself through college, graduate school and law school, while serving in the National Guard and working full time.

He practiced law in Los Angeles, starting as an assistant city attorney and then going on to private practice before a life changing fishing trip took them to Friday Harbor in 1986. In 1988, Ron and Ann moved to Friday Harbor and became avid boaters, enjoying cruising and fishing throughout the Pacific Northwest, every summer.

Ron was active in several boating organizations, the Friday Harbor Power Squadron, the San Juan Island Yacht Club and the Yachting Club of Roche Harbor. He served his community on the San Juan County Planning Commission and as president of his Mineral Point Community Association for many years. Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann, his daughter Marlene and grandson West Dempster of Ventura, Calif.

Most friends remember Ron best for his smile and quiet generosity, in spite of a lengthy battle with pain. The family will have a private memorial in the near future.

— Family of Ron Einboden


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