Ronald Eugene Stokesberry
He was born to Leo and Mildred Stokesberry on April 28, 1948, and grew up southwest of Filer. He attended school in Filer until his senior year, when he graduated from Buhl. He continued his education at Northwest Nazarene College. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He married Sandra Jean Abel on June 16, 1967, and into this union were born two daughters, Kim and Krista. Throughout his life, he worked for Leo’s Custom Farming, Filer Super Service, the sugar factory and owned both R&S Excavating and WAMMCO. He served on the Filer City Council and Filer Volunteer Fire Department.
In 1992, he married Mary Ann Hagen. In 1999, he closed his business and took on the adventure of retirement. Ron loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, riding horses, camping and gold mining, and telling stories at the local coffee shops. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Duncan; brother, Mike Stokesberry; and stepdaughter, Jenny Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Stokesberry; mother, Mildred Stokesberry; father, Leo Stokesberry; daughters, Kim (Lonnie) Brutke and Krista (Casey) Reddick; stepdaughter, Barbara (James) LaMere; stepson, Michael J. Burgoyne; grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler and Kelsie Brutke, Kayden and Kyla Reddick, Syndey LaMere, and Mikayla and Rylar Burgoyne; and many close friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ficklin and nurse Jayne, as well as the St. Luke’s Medical Center staff and Hospice Visions for the care and attention given to Ron.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Filer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Filer Fire Department.