Ron was an avid lover of music and supporter of music education in the public schools. In the 1990s, he was named State Administrator of the Year for OMEA. He was an active member of East Cross United Methodist Church and served as a choir member for many years. Ron recently began volunteering with "Bridges out of Poverty" and was an adoptive grandpa at Oak Park Elementary School.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kay; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Randy Gurule, Rebekah and Adam Dorris; four grandchildren, Haley and Ada Gurule, Clark and June Dorris, all of Bartlesville; one sister, Phyllis Jarrett of Dewey; and one brother and sister-in-law, Roger Jared and Sharon Lewis of Tulsa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Bob Vandegriff of Owasso; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ron is also survived by uncle and aunts, Clive and Ovella Jared, Betty McKenzie and Lois Lillard, along with many who consider him to be an adopted father and grandfather, as well as his loving dachshund, Otto.
Ron was preceded in death by his mother and father, Howard and Bonnie Jared.