Ronald Harold Harrison, 77, of Rogue River, Ore., passed away Friday, November 19, 2010, in Grants Pass, Ore. He was born on April 14, 1933, to Lillian Schiefelbein and Harold Harrison. Ron was raised in Milbank, S.D., where he graduated from high school in 1951. He attended South Dakota State University, majoring in pharmacy. Ron married Nova Sue Gerken in 1955, and they lived in Chiloquin, Ore., beginning in 1956, where he had a pharmacy. He moved to Rogue River, Ore., in 1965, where he opened Ron's Drugs. He married JoAnne Monahan in 1974. He sold his store in 1988, and was an active relief pharmacist until he retired in 1998.
Ron was an active member of Hope Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder at one time. He contributed to the community as an active volunteer including helping to organize the first
Jaycee chapter in Rogue River. He was also a member of the Masons. Ron was an active
member of the Oregon State Pharmacy Association, serving as state president in 1981-1982. He was chosen as the pharmacist of the year, for the Oregon State Pharmacy Association in 1985. He enjoyed reading, fishing, woodworking and sports, particularly his Oregon State Beavers.
In addition to his wife, Jo, survivors include children, Dana (Steve) Pauls, Jenna (Steve)
Reynolds, Nancy (Mark) Bosse, Elizabeth (Bill) Bergman, Dianne Dungay, Jody Dungay and Bob Dungay; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as his beloved Aunt, Effa
Nelson; sister, Sylvia (Ron) Seaton and sons, Jeff and Terry; and cousins, Debi Corkins, Sandra Boe and Linda Frolund.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, Rogue River. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Food Bank, c/o of Rogue River Community Center, P.O. Box 295, Rogue River, OR 97537. Arrangements are by Stephens Family Chapel, 541-476-7900.
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