I first heard that Ron had passed Wednesday. I thought to myself, what a shame. It wasn't until today when I read this that the tears came. This is from the forum:
To those of you who don't know, today is the first day that our son Jesse does not have a daddy. The first day in over 20 years that I do not have my best friend, love and husband.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Ron passed away in his sleep last night. Our alarm went off this morning as he set it for 8 am and he just did not wake up.
This is the day we were scheduled to leave for our EOTW gathering in Salmon Idaho. Ron, I and Jesse will not be coming.
I just want to scream from the top of my lungs that I love Ron so much that it hurts and that both Jesse and I have been blessed having him in our lives.
I will write more as I get a chance.
Jesse and I love you so much Ron. You were the best husband, friend, teacher and daddy I could ever imagine having.
-Karen and Jesse Hood