Lifelong Alaskan Ronald Karl Anderson Jr. died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at home in Anchorage. He was 29.
A private viewing for close family and friends was held. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for close friends and family at the home of Ron Sr. and Anita Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was born Sept. 24, 1978, in Soldotna and attended Dimond High School in Anchorage. He lived in Anchorage for more than 20 years.
"He worked in the construction field with Material Flow of Alaska as his last employer, which he enjoyed thoroughly. He was very proud of his achievement earning his GED. Ronald enjoyed fishing with his dad in Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound, snowmachining with his family and friends from the Caribou Hills to Denali Park and anywhere in between. He was also a very talented tattoo artist. He touched many people's lives. He was an artist with a special gift. Ronald was kind-hearted, polite and a joy to be around," his family said. "He will be loved and missed by his family and many friends in his short life with us."
He was preceded in death by his mother, Robin Mora; grandparents, Howard LeRoy Anderson, of Soldotna, Patricia Shelby, of Stephens City, and Bobby McCown of Soldotna.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his father, Ronald Anderson Sr., of Anchorage; son, Donovan Anderson, of Anchorage; three brothers of Anchorage; and one sister, of Anchorage; Grandfather, Art Shelby of Stephens City, Va.; great-grandfather, Glenn Schrader of Soldotna; aunts, Glenda Ritter of Winchester, Va., and Dianna Klabunde of Anchorage; uncles, Gary Anderson, of Ninilchik and Bobby Earl McCown, of Soldotna; and cousins, Krystal and Kylee Anderson, of Anchorage.
Arrangements were provided by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
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