Ronald Ruud, surrounded by loved ones, passed away on April 28, 2023 due to complications of CLL. Ron was 87 years old. Ron was born in 1935 to Louis and Martha Ruud in San Francisco, California. Ron graduated from Eureka High School in 1953. Ron then attended Humboldt State College from 1953 to 1956. Following service in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960, Ron graduated from Fresno State College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Inspection. Ron advised farmers on entomological and soil considerations in the San Joaquin Valley until the late 1980s. Additionally, Ron earned California State teaching certificates and substitute taught during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ron moved to Gig Harbor, Washington in 1988 to pursue his love of sailing and living on the Puget Sound. While living in Washington, Ron owned and operated a gourmet kitchen store. Ron, in the last few years of his long life, moved to Saddlebrooke, Arizona to enjoy the climate and actively play golf and tennis; Ron made dear friends in the Saddlebrooke community. Ron is survived by his brother Louis, daughter Kristin, son Eric and granddaughter Britney.Please consider donating in Ron's name to the American Cancer Society.\n\nThere are no gallery images.