Ron Gaub, 97, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 12, 2005, at his home.
Military rites will be conducted by the Baker City AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign Wars at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Ron was born on Nov. 15, 1907, at Kramer, N.D., to John and Christina Keebler Gaub. He lived with his family until he was 17. He then rode his Harley Davidson to Oregon for the first time, returned to North Dakota and later returned to live in the Willamette Valley.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Kenneth Whiting AV-14. After the war, he lived at Wallowa where he owned and operated a gun shop.
He moved to Baker County in 1955, where he married Alberta Sipp and continued to work in building and construction. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service in 1966, helping to build Union Creek Campground, many bridges and camping areas throughout the Wallowa- Whitman National Forest.
He retired at age 75 after 16 years with the Forest Service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta of Baker City; son, John Gaub of Spokane, Wash., and son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lenora Gaub of Baker City; grandchildren, Kathryn, Christina and Alexander Gaub of Baker City and Bradley Johnston and Angela Foersterling of Baker City; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Gaub of Silverton and Ernest Gaub of Salem; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and his sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW’s Disabled American Veterans Van Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 18, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor