OBITUARY

John Ronald Bagley

December 23, 1941November 2, 2018
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It is with profound sadness that the family of John Ronald Bagley announces his passing. John passed away on November 2, 2018 at the age of 76 with loved ones by his side.

John was the beloved husband of Guadalupe for over 36 years, cherished father of Linda (Susan Chilcote) Bagley, and adored grandfather to his four precious grandchildren, Ava, Lowell, Joe and Kate, in addition to several nieces and nephews and extended family. John was predeceased by his father, James Joseph Bagley; his mother, Daisy (Cavanaugh); and his brothers, Jimmy and Steve. John is survived by his brothers David (Anne) Bagley and Kenneth (Cora) Bagley. John is already missed tremendously. John was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on December 23, 1941 and he grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Newton High School in 1959, John entered the United States Marine Corps., where he served for four years and was honorably discharged. Shortly after that service, John moved to San Diego County, California, and in 1968, he entered the United States Border Patrol, where he worked until he joined the United States Immigration and Naturalization service. Except for brief stints to care for his ailing mother and handle other family matters, John remained with the United States government until his retirement in 1996. While John was born on the East Coast, there was no prouder Californian. If you ever had the privilege of meeting John, you know that he was smart, funny and, most of all, truly kind. He befriended people of all types and from all backgrounds, always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. He was positive to the end, and he made the world a better place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's research hospital at StJude.org

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Ronald Bagley

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Frank Hearth

November 16, 2018

Thanks John for being a wonderful neighbor in Redlands, CA. Once a month several other neighbors would have breakfast together. During those times we all would have the pleasure of listening to all the funny stories you told. What a wonderful friend and will be missed having those times together. Love and blessings to your family members and your beautiful wife "Lupe".

Tanya Uribe

November 16, 2018

♥️My dear uncle John!I was so lucky to have you in my life,that makes saying goodbye so hard.....You will be in my ♥️ always and forever!!I love you!♥️

John Bagley

November 16, 2018

You were brave... You were strong... You were a great Christian man who loved and cherished your family and your country.
It was an honor to have such an amazing uncle!
I cry now for this terrible loss and I will never forget all of your kind words of encouragement, advice and wisdom over the years...
I remember our very last phone conversation not too long ago when we were talking about all of the challenges going on in this country and the world in general and you said, “Don’t worry, Johnny, we all win in the end (of life).”
I have know doubt, uncle Ron, that you are winning now—in heaven—with Christ!
I love you!
Your Nephew
John Bagley

David Bagley

November 15, 2018

Shortly after we moved to California Ron was watching me and my brothers overnight while my parents were away. Our dog Buff always wanted to be around people and was frequently by one of us kids. Ron was constantly keeping an eye on the dog to ensure we were safe at all times...even when the dog was asleep. That was Ron. Always looking out for other's safety and always putting family first. Ron was an amazing uncle who we all loved spending time with. He could always make us laugh and we loved hearing his stories. We will miss you deeply Ron.

Evelyn Lizasuain-Shea

November 14, 2018

Meeting Ron through our great friends Cora and Ken, I must say there was so much love and respect between these two brothers. So glad we got together numerous times with Ron, Lupe, Ken and Cora. We had so many laughs and heard so many stories. We are blessed and grateful to have met Ron and will never forget him.

"After the resurrection the apostles never used the word death to express the close of a Christian's earthly life. They referred to the passing of a Christian as "at home with the Lord," "to depart and be with Christ," "to sleep in Jesus."

Sleep tight dear Ron. Till me meet again. Evelyn and Ken

Daniel Bagley

November 13, 2018

I couldn't have asked for a better uncle. I Love you and will miss you, Ron.

Maddie Jayne

November 13, 2018

I will never forget when John played cars with Paul Anthony when PA was a little boy. The great times and visits we had and the coffee he made sure mom and I had in the morning. John was a great man, friend and family member. He will truly be missed. Heaven has a wonderful angel.

Leonires Torres

November 12, 2018

My Nino John was one of the most important men in my life he was my 2nd dad to me. He always had my back in everything I did and supporting me while in my studies. As I got married and had my children he was always there to welcome my babies. No matter where his job took him he always kept in touch and always reminded me he is just a phone call away. As a child he built me this swing set out of wood, I spent lots of time when he moved to garden grove and we went to Knott’s Berry Farm many times together. As I got older when had our little holiday get togethers. I’m so happy that my children got to know my Nino and have many memories of him. Man Nino I’m going to miss you so so much. You have always took good care of me and I know you will continue to do so from up above. I will always hold your memories in my heart. I will always love you so very much.

Love you lots ,
Your goddaughter
Leonires “Leo”

Fred Szynkowski

November 11, 2018

John and I were at Calexico Border Patrol. He was always fun to be around. The ladies at Owens Burger mis- pronounced his name as "Bagwell" and that was his name forever at Calexico. Even after 45 years later when I called him and when he answered the phone after I said"Bagwell",he replied Hi.Ski. He was a hero at Calexico when he jumped into that polluted New River and saved that illegal alien who was drowning. John spent several weeks in the hospital with dysentery after swallowing the water when the alien pulled him under water. What a great officer!

Fred Szynkowski

Ken Bagley

November 11, 2018

What a great brother and brother-in-law. Words can't express how much you are and will always be missed! Ken and Cora

Biography

It is with profound sadness that the family of John Ronald Bagley announces his passing. John passed away on November 2, 2018 at the age of 76 with loved ones by his side.

John was the beloved husband of Guadalupe for over 36 years, cherished father of Linda (Susan Chilcote) Bagley, and adored grandfather to his four precious grandchildren, Ava, Lowell, Joe and Kate, in addition to several nieces and nephews and extended family. John was predeceased by his father, James Joseph Bagley; his mother, Daisy (Cavanaugh); and his brothers, Jimmy and Steve. John is survived by his brothers David (Anne) Bagley and Kenneth (Cora) Bagley. John is already missed tremendously.

John was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on December 23, 1941 and he grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Newton High School in 1959, John entered the United States Marine Corps., where he served for four years and was honorably discharged. Shortly after that service, John moved to San Diego County, California, and in 1968, he entered the United States Border Patrol, where he worked until he joined the United States Immigration and Naturalization service. Except for brief stints to care for his ailing mother and handle other family matters, John remained with the United States government until his retirement in 1996. While John was born on the East Coast, there was no prouder Californian.

If you ever had the privilege of meeting John, you know that he was smart, funny and, most of all, truly kind. He befriended people of all types and from all backgrounds, always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. He was positive to the end, and he made the world a better place.