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May 17, 1938 to October, 23 2019 Ronald Milford Speed, 81, retired printing pressman and life-long resident of Oregon died unexpectedly on October 23, 2019 in his home.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ronald Milford SpeedMay 17, 1938 to October 23, 2019

Ronald Milford Speed, 81, retired printing pressman and life-long resident of Oregon died unexpectedly on October 23, 2019 in his home.

Ron was born on May 17, 1938, in Portland, OR to Russell & Zelda (Raab) Speed. He graduated from Gresham High School and was the star pitcher on their baseball team. He married Charlene Norma Ott in 1957.

He was an active member of Gresham First Baptist Church and highly valued time spent with family and friends. He enjoyed baseball, football and basketball. He loved nature and frequently went for scenic walks, hikes, and drives. He also kept up a beautiful garden.

Ron is survived by his wife, Charlene; brother, Russell Speed; sister, Marilyn Thurein; son, Kenton (Coleen) Speed; daughter, Bethany (Keith) Valachi; Grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney and Lacey; Great grandchildren, Noelle and Faith. A memorial service is scheduled for November 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Gresham First Baptist Church

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