Obituaries & Tributes
Ronald Arthur Williamson
date of birth March 30 1947
date of death February 20 2020
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.
10 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Nancy Tabak Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and family. We love you Ron. Nancy, Jim, David, Jackie, Nicole and Bryan
Candle lit by Julia Schlippert Ron, you were kind to me and I will never forget it. I miss you as do all of the Schlipperts. You will forever be alive in our hearts and souls.
Candle lit by James Tabak Wish We on the East Coast could have seen more of you Ronald miss you forever.
Candle lit by Angila Toker From as far back as I can remember your smiling face and sense of humor is what stands out to me the most. You always made me feel so loved & welcomed. I love you, Uncle Ron. Love and light always
Candle lit by Allan & Valeria Fassett We have many fond memories of our time together ❤
Candle lit by Joyce Buell Dear Gloria and family my heart goes out to all of you at this time when someone you love be comes a memory the memory becomes a. Treasure love Mom and grandma Buell
Candle lit by Jana Mowreader I will treasure your flutes forever
Candle lit by Glenna Wilder Your spirit lives on through the beautiful music of your flutes. Thanks Ron.
Candle lit by Tony Rizzutto - WWA President Ron was a dedicated member of Western Woodcarvers Association. He started with a Christmas ornament then songbirds then eagle heads. He enjoyed Marquetry then he became a very skilled Native American flute maker and his flutes are enjoyed by many. He has joined many WWA carvers in God's Glory. Ron was a Christian and used his carpentry skills for his church. He will be missed by many carvers.