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Obituary: Ronald Joe Perdue

Published on August 28, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on August 29, 2018 9:24AM


Aug. 11, 1958 — Aug. 19, 2018

Ron Joe Perdue was born in Astoria, Oregon, on Aug. 11, 1958, to Raymond and Hazel Perdue (Mobley). He was a Clatsop County resident his entire life.

Ron graduated from Warrenton High School in 1976. He married Susan Turnbull in April 1977, and they had three children. Ron worked most of his adult life at the Warrenton Sawmill.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and riding anything equipped with a motor. He especially favored quads, UTV’s and motorcycles. Ron had quite a gift for teaching others how to ride, and his passion for this pastime gave confidence to anyone willing to learn. He wanted everyone else to share in his enthusiasm for riding.

In addition to his love of life and his family, Ron was perhaps best known for his unfiltered sense of humor.

Ron lived in the Lewis and Clark area of Astoria at the time of his death, and enjoyed how peaceful it was there. He passed on Aug. 19, 2018, at the age of 60, after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by those he loved. At the time of his passing, he was very concerned about the love of his life.

He is survived by his beautiful mother, Hazel; his sister, LeEllen; and brothers, Ray and Jerry. He is also survived by his “one and only, only one” wife, Susan; son, James Perdue and his wife, Brandi; son, Jason Perdue and his wife, Dany; daughter, Danielle Perdue and her significant other, James. He leaves behind five granddaughters, Josephine Rose Perdue Posey, Lily Marie Perdue, Kaylee Ann Perdue, Grace May Perdue and Riley Elizabeth Rae Nice. They were the twinkle in his eyes.

His father, Raymond, preceded him in death.

At Ron’s request, there will be a “Celebration of Life” and potluck at 89642 Logan Road, in Astoria, Oregon, on Sept. 8 at noon. Anyone wishing to share memories is invited to do so.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ron’s name to Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange St., Astoria, OR., 97103.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hughes-Ransom Mortuaries and Crematory, Astoria. Visit the online memorial tribute to write a comment or sign the guest book at, or share with others on


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