1950 — 2017
Ron was born to Barbara Boudreau (Rieter) and Albert Boudreau on Nov. 14, 1950, in Rochester, New Hampshire. Ron died around March 1, 2017, at his residence.
His parents preceded him in death, along with three brothers, Albert Boudreau, Stephen Boudreau and Roger Boudreau. One sister, Jeanne Tucker, survives, residing in Idaho. In addition, he is survived by two nieces, three nephews, six great-nieces, four great-nephews, two great-great-nieces, numerous friends, and one loving cat named Boo Boo.
The Boudreau family moved to Oregon in 1960. Ron attended local schools in Astoria, Warrenton and Seaside.
Ron loved music, and he played drums and harmonica in several local bands throughout his life. Those who knew him would say he was a free-spirited sort. He worked in several of the local canneries: the old Neap Tide Clam Co., Bornstein’s and New England Fish Co., to name a few.
You could find Ron riding his bicycle from the Lewis and Clark area to Astoria with his iPod earplugs in, backpack, green baseball cap and generally a smile on. If you stopped him to say “Hi,” you’d usually get a big hug.
A celebration of life and potluck will be at the Workers Tavern (a favorite watering hole), 281 W. Marine Drive in Astoria, on April 1 at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maritime Memorial, Astoria Parks and Community Services, 1095 Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103; or the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, 1315 S.E. 19th St., Warrenton, OR 97146.
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary & Crematory in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.hughes-ransom.com