Ronald Edward Venturine died at Kaiser Hospital May 23, 2020 due to complications of pneumonia,
He leaves his wife of 64 years Pic Venturine; his son Jeff Venturine, daughters, Valerie Venturine, Theresa Davies, and Felicia Velez. Grandkids; Blaine Venturine, Melody Marina, Heidi Venturine, Troy Venturine, Veronica Lockett, (Donovan Lockett with the Lord), Alexander Lockett, Burt Davies, Jonah Davies, Joshua Bustillos, Daniel Bustillos, David Knodel, Jr., and Jessica Seibel. Great grandkids include: Aidan Venturine, Braxton Knodel, Jack Bustillos, and Liam Hardy.
He was born in Portland Oregon to father Julian Benjamin Venturine and mother Grace Eva Kelly. He graduated from Benson Polytech High School. Shortly after high school, he studied at a college in Mississippi with his brother, Warren, who both resided with their dad. He joined the US Navy in 1952 and was enlisted for four years. He served on the USS Safeguard assisting the Battleship Missouri in Korea. He was also stationed in Japan, Pearl Harbor Hawaii and honorably discharged from Treasure Island San Francisco as an E-5 2nd Class Petty Officer. His medals include: The United Nations Medal, Korean War Medal, and the National Defense Medal. After moving to Kansas City Missouri, he met the love of his life.
On March 29, 1956, he married his sweetheart Pic Venturine and moved from Kansas City Missouri to Milwaukie Oregon where they started a family. He started working at the First National Bank while attending night school to study Electronics. After obtaining his degree, he landed a job working for Techtronics and retired in 1983. Soon after retiring, he ventured into sub-contracting for several years and later was hired with a company name OECO.
His interests included camping, fishing, hiking, softball, volleyball, and traveling all over the State of Oregon with his family. He enjoyed cooking the Saturday breakfast, and was quite the beer and root beer mixologist.
Pic has professed her everlasting love to her soul mate and her heart is broken. She indicated that he was the most wonderful husband, father and grandfather. She will miss him every day until she sees him again. Pic describes her beloved as it reads in the Bible: Love is patient love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13 4-7
He possessed all those characteristics and was truly a great human being. We will miss him much, but knowing he is with the Lord is very comforting.