Sep 27, 1938 - Jul 6, 2018
Ronald Irwin Gregory, 79, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home in Riverton.
A native of Wyoming, Ron was born September 27th 1938 in Laramie to Orrin and Virginia Gregory. After graduating high school, he served in the US Air Force. After his discharge he moved to Denver where he met and married his wife of 49 years, Gloria Gregory (Reichert) on November 22, 1967 in the Illiff Chapel. Three years later they moved to Hanna Wyoming where Ron began work as a coal miner with Energy Development Co. and eventually worked his way up to Purchasing Manager.
In 1980, they moved to Elko, Nevada where he worked for Freeport Gold before moving again, this time to Irian Jaya, Indonesia. In 1986 they returned to the U.S., this time to Henderson, NV where Ron worked for Viceroy Gold and later Colosseum Gold. In 2000 he retired and moved to Riverton.
Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his real passion was for oil painting. He was an active member of the Riverton Art Guild. He was also an avid gardener and spent most of the summer and fall months working in his garden. He especially enjoyed growing his Prudens Purple tomatoes! When late fall came around and his garden was all tucked away for the winter, that’s when he would break out his paints and pass the time until he could start growing things again.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Gregory; his son, Stuart Gregory; his son-in-law, Darren Barnes; his twin brother, Robert Gregory; his youngest brother, David Gregory as well as his sister, Molly Anderson.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Gregory; his sister, Linda Fenimore; his daughter, Brenda Barnes; his granddaughters, Brittany and Skye Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As were his wishes no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.