Ronald Woodrow Harper, 61, of Littleton, Colo., formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, after an extensive illness.
Born Nov. 18, 1948, in Cardwell, son of the late Woodrow Harper and Mable Smith Harper, he was a 1967 graduate of Southland High School, a refrigeration technician, and of the Methodist faith. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Harper, of Littleton; three sons, Brian Harper and wife, Tina, of Bonne Terre, Mo., Jeff Harper and wife, Leona, of Farmington, Mo., and Ryan Dougherty and wife, Shiloh, of Littleton; one daughter, Aimee Park and husband, Gary, of Stansbury Park, Utah; two brothers, Alfred Harper and I.W. Harper, both of Cardwell; one sister, June Remick, of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Shanie, Taryn and Adam Harper, Mari Margret, Christian, Kaleb and Jacob Park, Reese and Sebastian Dougherty and Joe Casteel, and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Phillip Harper, and one nephew, Dana Harper.
Graveside services will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Cardwell Cemetery with Rev. David Powell officiating.
Pallbearers are Brian Harper, Jeff Harper, Ryan Dougherty and Joe Casteel.
Faith Funeral Service in Manila, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.