August 8, 1946 ~ October 28, 2012
"Ron was well loved and sorely missed."

Ronald G. Nester, 66, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on the morning of Oct. 28, 2012. He was born Aug. 8, 1946 to Bob and Helen Nester. Ron grew up in the St. Johns area of Portland, OR, attending Chief Joseph Elementary School and graduating from Roosevelt High School.
Ron was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and served during the Vietnam War.
Soon after his honorable discharge, Ron went to work for Alcoa until it closed in the 80's. From then until he retired, he worked as a tennis court resurfacer.
Ron is best know for his fabulous sense of humor.
He loved to share a drink and a joke with his many friends. However, he was happiest attending his son and grandchildren's numerous sporting events.
Ron is survived by his son, Bryan; brother, Bob; and grandchildren, Courtney and Michael.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held at the Eagle's Lodge, 107 E. 7th St., Vancouver, WA 98660 on Sun., Nov. 25, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 7, 2012