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Ron Mayo

March 18, 2020


Ronald D. Mayo, 88, passed away peacefully at home in Halfway, Oregon on March 18, 2020. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held this summer at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway, Oregon.  (Time and date to be announced)

Ron was born on February 7, 1932, in Las Vegas, Nevada and in his youth the family lived in Nevada, later relocating to Boise, Idaho.  He enjoyed growing up during the 50’s. Ron met the love of his life Diana K. Smith prior to going into the Navy.  They married while Ron was in the service on April 24, 1953 in Boise, Idaho.

Ron was a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served honorably from 1951 to 1971 spending 12 years in Hawaii, 2 years in the Philippines, and 6 years at other military bases. After his military service, Ron spent 23 years working for Crowley Maritime Corporation.  Following retirement they made their home in Halfway, Oregon.

His most favorite seasons were spring and fall, where he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a long time member of the Panhandle Snowmobile Club and a lifetime member of The VFW Post #7847.

Highlights of his life included his High School years, meeting his wife and raising their children.

Ron loved his wife immensely and was proud of their wonderful life with each other.  When asked what Ron would want to be most remembered for? His answer was that “I was a good Husband, Father and Friend.”

Preceded in death by his parents; sister Patricia Turner.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Diana, 5 fantastic children: Debbie Mayo, Ronald Mayo Jr., Marci Gordon, Frederick Mayo & Rhonda Herriott, 16 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Ron, may do so to the VFW Post #7847 through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway Oregon 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at

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