Ronald Diess

Oct. 10, 1953-March 2, 2014

DiessRonald Dean Diess of Scappoose went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2014, after fighting a prolonged illness. He was 60.

He was born Oct. 10, 1953, in Eugene to Fred and Betty Diess, and was the fourth of five children.

On Nov. 11, 1972, he married Elizabeth Bishop. They had two wonderful, loving daughters, Sarah Dawn and Amie Faye Jane, and son-in-laws, Toby Oliphant and Monty Burbank. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Devinne Lee-Diess, Robert Lee III and Ayla Pearl Oliphant.

An avid gardener, he loved cooking, his job, and most of all, family life.

Kind and generous, he was thoughtful to everyone.

He was also honest and ethical, and had a great sense of humor.

He will be missed every day.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth; daughters and grandchildren; siblings, Frederick Lindsey Diess III, James Ira Diess, Starla Gebbie and Bonnie Brown; and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday March 7, at the Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens.

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Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.