Ronald E. Castleberry

Ronald Eugene Castleberry passed on March 24, 2019, at home. Ron was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Osawatomie, Kansas, to Patty White and Raymond E. Castleberry.

Ron grew up in and out of orphanages and at the age of 18 joined the Navy from 1954-57, where he served on a destroyer during the Korean War.

He travelled the United States where he tells stories of sleeping in jails and eating donuts with police. He met the love of his life, Verene, and they eloped and married Jan. 23, 1959, in San Francisco. They moved to Washington in 1970. Ron owned the Simpson Shell station in Hoquiam in the early 1970s and continued in the auto industry for his career.

Ron’s heart and soul was his family and biker family. He loved working on motorcycles he had through the decades and being with his biker family. He travelled with them all over; to include going to Sturgess on its 50th anniversary, road trips to Montana, North Cascades and Olympic Peninsula. He loved the biking road trips and camping with his wife at his side.

Ron was fiercely loyal and had a deep love for his family and friends. At 82 years of age, he was still planning a ride for this summer.

Rons’s wife Verene of 60 years passed away two months ago. They are now together again.

Ron is survived by his children, Nick (Dori) Castleberry, Penny (Bradley) Castleberry-Taylor; grandchildren, Cierra (Tanner) Martin, Braden Castleberry-Taylor, Michael Messier; great-grandchildren; Kinzley and Kylan and brother Lee (Judy) Castleberry. A sister, Bev Quimby preceded him in death.

A celebration of life will be held for Ron and Verene Castleberry on April 20, 2019, at the Aberdeen Elks on Boone Street in Aberdeen at 1 p.m.