My Story

Ron was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in the lymph nodes and base of tongue and will be receiving full benefits through the VA and working with an excellent team of doctors through OHSU.

Ron's treatment will be radiation and chemotherapy.

We welcome you to our Caring Bridge site. We will update you regularly and upon reading your posts, we are so moved by your encouragement and support. It is an amazing thing to confront difficult battles and know you are not alone.

Thank you for standing with us.

Ron and Jan



For those of you who know Ron personally you have met a man who when he talks to you, makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room.

Ron has a laugh and a smile that is contagious and if you are in need of anything, he will bust his buns to get it done for you. Many can attest to this.

Ron has two sons, Jerrod is a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne and Brian is working on his masters and coaching baseball. Ron has three granddaughters, Allison, Megan and Riley. He LOVES being a grandpa! He also has two step daughter's Erin and Amie that he loves very much.

Ron has worked for Chipman United Van Lines for 23 years as the Vice President of sales, marketing and corporate development.  Ron absolutely loves the relationships with his co-workers and customers.

In his free time, Ron loves to golf, backpack, fish, read and hang out with his wife who bugs him if he's too busy golfing, backpacking, fishing and reading….:)

More to come…. 

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I could see her lips moving and could hear what sounded like words coming eloquently and decisively out of her mouth but after the doctor said the word 'cancer' everything ... Read more

Cathie Lennon Dayton signed Ron's Guestbook.

Steve and I are thinking of you always Ron and Jan.  Positive energy and swift healing thoughts come your way.  Many blessings and hugs! Cathie Dayton Read more

Doug Grant signed Ron's Guestbook.

Hey Cuzns! I'm so sorry to hear of this latest diagnosis; but glad to hear about the early detection. As with my early diagnosis a year and a half ago, your outcome should ... Read more

Janet Critchett signed Ron's Guestbook.

Oh my gosh.... my heart sank thinking not so good things happen to great people, and at the same time thinking God doesn't give us more than we can handle...  How trite ... Read more

Lori Elway signed Ron's Guestbook.

Ron and Jan, Support is pouring in from everywhere!!! Just know that you are in our hearts, on our minds and with our daily prayers.  Such big hugs coming your way. Read more

Debbie Brewer signed Ron's Guestbook.

Dear Ron,You have been on my mind and are in my prayers.    You are a strong man and I know you will beat this.  I love you my dear friend, take care. Read more

Dave Scriven signed Ron's Guestbook.

Hi Jan and Ron.  Thank you so much for the Caring Bridge update.  I pray for and think of you both so often.  You are such a precious couple and family.  Dave and ... Read more

jayne bailey signed Ron's Guestbook.

Im one of Jans classmates from Wilson and my son and Dad have both had cancer so I know the fight but know theyre LOTS of people praying and sending healing thoughts your way Read more

Arlie Hollister signed Ron's Guestbook.

Hello from Louisiana Ron!!! I wanted to stop by and say hello, and to tell you that I will be praying for a quick and painless recovery for you. I KNOW you can do ... Read more

Liz Kuna signed Ron's Guestbook.

PLEASE know that Marty and I will make this a PRIORITY in our prayer lives!  We love you both so much.  "HE heals our broken-hearts (and broken-"parts"!) ... Read more

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