Ronald Myron Grider


Ronald Grider, age 89, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Ronald was born on March 31, 1928 in Oakland, California to the late Ernest and Alice (Rodriguez) Grider-Fiscalini.  He grew up in San Luis Obispo, California and he attended Yale University and Columbia University, receiving bachelor’s and master degrees.

Ronald married Martha Helen Riggin on December 18, 1964 in Alamosa, Colorado.

During his residency in Colorado he worked for the Colorado Highway Department and was co-owner of AAA Engineering.

He will be best remembered for his generosity to his family, strong work ethics, ceaseless desire to learn and share his knowledge, and his love for our country.

Ronald is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Martha Grider; his son, Ronald E. Grider of Charlottesville, Virginia; his two daughters: Sherri (Robert) Gifford of Fresno, California and Shauna (Dennis) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service, 2:00PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.

Arrangements by: The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.

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