Ronald “Ron” L Barker, passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2021 at the age of 74. Ron was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He lived a full life doing the things he loved such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, watching football, and spending time with his family.
Ron was born in Missoula, Montana on January 22, 1947 to LeRoy and Leslie Barker. Ronald was the second of three siblings.
Ron enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served a tour in Vietnam before returning home to the United States. He spent time working in the oil fields in many States and later went on to work in construction for many years.
When his time was served, he returned to the United States and married Marjorie Kamps. Together, they created a life and a family. Ron was blessed with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Ron retired to his home outside of Anaconda in his later years. He enjoyed spending his time in the great outdoors with his children and grandchildren.
Ron could often be found camping or hunting. He also loved spending holidays with family. Every spring, you could find him with a glint of humor and mischief in his eyes while hiding Easter eggs around his property for his grandchildren and later his great grandchildren to hunt for. Ron loved having his family together for his favorite holiday, Easter. He had a quick wit and sense of humor that everyone enjoyed and often fell prey to.
Ron was his family’s biggest supporter. He always celebrated the successes his family accomplished, no matter how big or small. He was always willing to step in and help whenever anyone needed a hand, and he always had words of wisdom or advice to share. He cared deeply for his family, and his love and support will be greatly missed. Ron’s grandchildren were the highlights of his life. He was a very devoted grandfather and loved nothing more than spending all of the time he could with his grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Leslie Barker, his sister Eva Lee Tarkalson, and his life-long friends, Butch LaTray, Bubba Charles, Dan Hoscheid and George Fiddler.
Ron is survived by his sister Sherrie Galle, his children, Nikki Steinhorst (Mike), Jennifer and Ken Mitchell, Troy and Nikki Kamps, Misty Franklin, and Scott and Alicia Barker. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on April 30 at 11 A.M with visitation starting at 10 A.M. at Longfellow Funeral Home in Anaconda, MT. A celebration of life is set to follow at 2:30 P.M. at the VFW in Anaconda, MT. All family and friends are welcome to attend.
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