OBITUARY

Ronald Arthur Karron

February 3, 1934March 7, 2018

Ronald Arthur Karron succumbed to his lengthy battle with diabetes and the many complications associated with that terrible disease on March 7, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on February 3, 1934, to Jack and Miriam (Leider) Karron, and a graduate of New York University in Syracuse, New York, he moved his family to Denver, Colorado in the early 1960’s to further his long career in the Financial Planning and Life Insurance businesses. He served in executive positions with many companies in Denver, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Houston and finally retired with his wife, Kristin Karron, in Fort Smith in 1999.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kristin Karron, of the home, his sons Michael Karron of Soldotna, Alaska and Edwin Shaver (Veronica) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and daughters Lee Maher (Christopher) of Arvada, Colorado, and Melissa Karron of Fort Smith. He was pre-deceased by another daughter, Michele Shaver of Fort Smith. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by his sister, Regina Pomerantz (Erroll) of Woodland Hills, California and his brother, Ira Leider, of New York City. Ron had two sisters-in law, a loving brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and even great, great nieces and nephews.

As an avid hunter and fisherman in younger years, he loved the Colorado lifestyle. He loved trap/skeet shooting, reloading his own ammunition and many firearms that he treasured. As a die-hard Republican, Ron didn’t miss an opportunity to have a conversation (argument) with anyone regarding politics or anything else he believed in. He thought everyone should agree with his point of view!

He will be cremated under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith and a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced by his family.

In lieu of flower, please consider a donation in his memory to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack Karron, Father
  • Miriam Leider Karron, Mother
  • Kristin A. Mattson Karron, His loving wife of 35 years
  • Michael Karron, Son
  • Edwin Shaver, Son
  • Veronica Shaver, Daughter-in-law
  • Lee Maher, Daughter
  • Christopher Maher, Son-in-law
  • Melissa Karron, Daughter
  • Michele Shaver, Daughter
  • Regina Pomerantz, Sister
  • Erroll Pomerantz, Brother-in-law
  • Ira Leider, Brother
  • Ron is also survived by 6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, a loving brother-in-law & many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews & even great, great nieces & nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • The American Diabetes Foundation

Services

  • Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
REMEMBERING

Ronald Arthur Karron

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Kay Paiter

September 18, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Kristin and the entire Karron family! Ron was a business associate of mine when he was a VP with Transamerica. We spent a great deal of time travelling on the road doing training seminars for the agents learning to sell investment products back in the 80s. Grueling travel schedule but lots of fun too. We had the greatest conversations about your family and how dedicated he was to all of you. I’ll never forget some of the crazy places we visited (one day, then on to the next town). In recent years, we connected on FB, me the liberal and Ron, not so much! Funny, we never really talked politics back in the day. My deepest sympathy on your loss! He was an amazing man and I hope you find comfort in your memories, knowing he is with you in spirit.

Butch Hugart

March 29, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Ron over 35 years ago when he was with TransAmerica Financial Resources. He invited me to a meeting on a Limited Partnership. We became friends and developed a lifelong friendship. He was a great mentor to me and he will be missed, but not forgotten. Joyce and I truly enjoyed our weekend with Ron & Kris in Branson and will keep both of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Butch & Joyce Hugart

Floyd Sagely

March 15, 2018

Melissa,
Our deepest sympathy.
Floyd and Jimmie Sagely

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Ronald Arthur Karron succumbed to his lengthy battle with diabetes and the many complications associated with that terrible disease on March 7, 2018.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on February 3, 1934, to Jack and Miriam (Leider) Karron, and a graduate of New York University in Syracuse, New York, he moved his family to Denver, Colorado in the early 1960’s to further his long career in the Financial Planning and Life Insurance businesses. He served in executive positions with many companies in Denver, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Houston and finally retired with his wife, Kristin Karron, in Fort Smith in 1999.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kristin Karron, of the home, his sons Michael Karron of Soldotna, Alaska and Edwin Shaver (Veronica) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and daughters Lee Maher (Christopher) of Arvada, Colorado, and Melissa Karron of Fort Smith. He was pre-deceased by another daughter, Michele Shaver of Fort Smith. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by his sister, Regina Pomerantz (Erroll) of Woodland Hills, California and his brother, Ira Leider, of New York City. Ron had two sisters-in law, a loving brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and even great, great nieces and nephews.

As an avid hunter and fisherman in younger years, he loved the Colorado lifestyle. He loved trap/skeet shooting, reloading his own ammunition and many firearms that he treasured. As a die-hard Republican, Ron didn’t miss an opportunity to have a conversation (argument) with anyone regarding politics or anything else he believed in. He thought everyone should agree with his point of view!

He will be cremated under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith and a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced by his family.

In lieu of flower, please consider a donation in his memory to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.