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Obituary, Ronald Alan Grayum, 1936-2009
Posted by: Carol J. Bowman (ID *****2563) Date: December 21, 2009 at 15:15:04
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Boulder (CO) Camera
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Page 8B
Ronald Alan "Ron" Grayum
November 30, 1936 - December 11, 2009
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Ronald Alan "Ron" Grayum, age 73 of Lafayette, Colorado, died Friday December 11, 2009 at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center after a two week illness.
He was the life partner of Katherine "Kathy" Dolan and father of Cheryl Dingess of Irvine, CA, Lisa Koehler of Warwick, RI, and Jeremy Grayum of Anaheim, CA. Brother to Elinor Sutton of Avila Beach, CA, Richard Grayum of Lancaster, SC, and James Grayum of Roach, MO. He also leaves behind six loving grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.
Ron was born in Bernie, Missouri on November 30th, 1936. He earned his Master's Degree from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force for approximately 24 years during which time he served a tour of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a financial counselor, tax preparer, teacher, and human resources specialist.
He was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, Summit Striders walker in Indian Peaks neighborhood, and traveled around the world. Ron was always his family's "go-to guy" for any kind of advice. He was truly a gentleman, and also a "gentle man." He was always considered by his neighbors as very caring and a good friend.
In more recent years Ron enjoyed volunteering his time at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He served on the Boards of the Lafayette Library and Lafayette Senior Services. He also gave his time preparing taxes for many people in the community through the AARP/IRS program.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation - Ron Grayum memorial, 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026 - OR Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation - Ron Grayum memorial c/o Jennifer Lawson, Lafayette Library, 775 Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO 80026.

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