Ronald “Ron” Evan Fitting, 69, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron was born Feb. 11, 1948, to Ray and Geneva Fitting. He joined siblings Jerry, Kathleen and Doug. Sister Janice later joined the family.
Ron grew up in Stites and graduated from Clearwater Valley High School. After graduation, he left the Clearwater Valley area and ventured to Boise to attend barber school. Ron’s barber career led him to Coeur d’Alene. His passion for the outdoors and the Clearwater Valley area returned him to Kooskia.
Ron married Peggy Pfefferkorn. Together they had Ronita, Ray, Roy and Rye. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Ron married Diane Hendren on April 17, 1997. He added two stepchildren, Brian and Amanda Windsor, to his family.
Ron left his barber career when he returned to Kooskia and began and retired from his career in the woods industry. He worked at Twin Feathers Mill, Potlatch Corp. and Clearwater Paper, where he retired in 2007.
Ron loved the outdoors. He has many great memories of fishing, hunting and camping with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Fitting and Geneva Fitting Cooper, daughter Ronita Fitting and brother Jerry Fitting.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Fitting of Kamiah; brother Doug Fitting of Kooskia; sisters Kathleen (Ed) Bingaman of Spokane and Janice Cooper of Lewiston; sister-in-law Suzanna Fitting of Utah; sons Ray (Michelle) Fitting of Lewiston, Roy Fitting of Coeur d’Alene, Rye (Loretta) Fitting of Tok, Alaska; stepchildren Brian (Joleen) Windsor of Kooskia and Amanda Windsor of Stites; grandchildren Ciara, Cole, Courtney, Heather, Sawyer, Saylor, Emily, Austin and Carl; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per his request, a funeral will not be held. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho assisted the family.