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Ron Clemishire

On November 23, 2019, we unexpectedly lost our dad, grandpa, husband, and our hero, Ron Clemishire. He was 82. Raised in Texas, Ron was a true Texan at heart but loved the Arizona desert. Many days were spent hiking, hunting, and exploring the country, watching many beautiful sunrises and sunsets together. Ron was an amazing football and basketball athlete in high school. After he graduated, he joined the Navy serving as a gunner’s mate on the USS Knutson and USS Koiner. He was a true cowboy at heart. He worked ranches, broke horses and rodeoed, starting at a very young age. Ron was a skilled union pipefitter welder for 40 years. Ron was a gifted artist, especially in oils and pencil and welded beautiful home and garden decor. He had an incredible green thumb and grew beautiful desert landscape gardens. Ron had so much knowledge about American, Texas and Arizona history. He could also tell you about every outlaw through the ages. You would always find him reading one of his many history books. At the age of 50, Ron started skydiving. He was a member of a very large organization called POPS, Parachuters Over Phorty Society. Ron impacted the lives of so many people by showing compassion for others, his patriotism and love of country, the beauty of nature, his integrity and humbleness. We will miss his voice, smile and laughter. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Priscilla; and three daughters, Kristy Phelps (James), Rocki Hallenbeck (Jay) and Jacki Clemishire (fiancé Patrick); his grandkids who were his pride and joy, Chris Overstreet, Tyler and Garett Bryce, Reghan Davis, Brooklyn, Bailee, Brenna and Chase Hughs, Maddie, Grace and Lauren Hallenbeck . Family services for Ron were conducted Friday, November 29, 2019, at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley,” by Tracy Allred.

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Pris, thinking of you and your sweet family. Prayers you will be comforted by wonderful memories. Photo of Dan and Slim. The folks loved you two. He thought Slim was great the first time he meet him. You know one cowboy knows other. Your longtime friend, Lori

lori thompson Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

Pris, thinking of you and your sweet family. Prayers you will be comforted by wonderful memories. Photo of Dan and Slim. The folks loved you two. He thought Slim was great the first time he meet him. You know one cowboy knows other. Your longtime friend, Lori

lori thompson Nov 29 2019 12:00 AM

We are so happy to have knowen Ron and Priscilla. They are both such good people.Ron had a special sense of humor. I remember one time I looked a mess and he said you look just fine ,(you look like a Russian Peasants. He was so talentented . He will be be missed.Love you Priscilla Butch and Judy Norton

Judy Norton Nov 28 2019 12:00 AM

We are so happy to have knowen Ron and Priscilla. They are both such good people.Ron had a special sense of humor. I remember one time I looked a mess and he said you look just fine ,(you look like a Russian Peasants. He was so talentented . He will be be missed.Love you Priscilla Butch and Judy Norton

Judy Norton Nov 28 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron and Priscilla were my landlords when I rented the apartment behind their home, they were great landlords and even better people. Ron never got my name right, always called me Tom, but that was close enough. Ron was a good man and will be missed. My condolences to the Clemishire family during this difficult time.

Lee Thomas Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron and Priscilla were my landlords when I rented the apartment behind their home, they were great landlords and even better people. Ron never got my name right, always called me Tom, but that was close enough. Ron was a good man and will be missed. My condolences to the Clemishire family during this difficult time.

Lee Thomas Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

This man and Pricilla had a large part in my raising... I've know them since I was about 10 years old. He was definitely one of my idols. Luckily, I got to speak with him on the phone just shortly before his passing God Bless this good man and all of his family. PeeWee Gary Crittenden

Gary Crittenden Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

This man and Pricilla had a large part in my raising... I've know them since I was about 10 years old. He was definitely one of my idols. Luckily, I got to speak with him on the phone just shortly before his passing God Bless this good man and all of his family. PeeWee Gary Crittenden

Gary Crittenden Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

My brothers and I loved Ron so much. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Priscilla and the rest of the family. He was one of the great ones. - Melanie (Hunt) Russell

Melanie Russell Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

Mark and Ron had a great friendship watching sports with our boys and Ron's grandsons. Ron was such a great fan of those kids. Such Great memories! Priscilla our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. much love- Mark and Lynette Smith

Lynette Smith Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

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