Ron passed away July 31, 2017, after a long battle with multiple myeloma surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Elaine, and brother in law Will.
Ron was the first of five children born to Floyd and Elaine Bennett. Following his graduation from Milwaukie High School in 1971, Ron played football and earned his AA from Mt. Hood Community College, later earning his bachelor degree from Portland State University. Ron was active in many local and national organizations benefiting the construction industry. He also spent many years involved with the Rose Festival, and the Rose Cup Races.
Ron began his career in the insurance industry with Fireman’s Fund in 1978. He ended his career in what Ron considered his “dream job” as the risk manager for Hamilton Construction.
He was involved in countless councils and committees at AGC, served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter, and was an active supporter of chapter events.
Ron is survived by his wife Beccy, daughters Kendall and Elizabeth, father Floyd, and family members Brad and Jennifer, Sue, Diane, Sharon, Courtney Andy and Conrad; Katie and Kyle; Nate, Jessica and special grandson Landen.
A celebration of life will be held August 27 at McMenamins Edgefield in the Blackberry Hall from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society www.lls.org. A very special thank you to everyone at OHSU who cared so compassionately for Ron. He loved you.