OBITUARY

Ronald T. Hebb "RT"

October 28, 1938February 2, 2013
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Ronald T. Hebb “RT” October 28, 1938-February 2nd, 2013 “RT” passed away Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born to Reuben T. and Edith B. Hebb in Elkins, West Virginia on October 28th, 1938. His family moved from West Virginia to NE Ohio in 1955 and he graduated from Windham High School in 1956. A fierce love of air flight established by his beloved uncle Gene who sat him in a model B17 airplane at the age of five propelled Ron to enlist in the United States Air Force right out of high school. He spent 25 years in the Air Force where he went through two tours of Vietnam surrounded by various base assignments in Japan, the Philippines, Greenland, and state side assignments in Florida, New York, and his final retirement base at Fairchild out of Spokane, Washington. RT retired as a Senior Master Sergeant and he was very proud to serve his country. During a five year tour in Japan he met the first love of his life, Kimmie Murakami of Kyoto, Japan, and they were married on December 1st, 1960 in Tokyo. Kim developed cancer and after a courageous seven year battle she passed away in 1988. He met the second love of his life Barbara Anderson in Spokane and they married in 1989. RT retired from Accra-Fab in the Spokane Valley and Barbara retired from Central Pre-mix Inland Asphalt a few years later. He loved to spend time up on the Yaak River in NW Montana with friends and family fishing, hunting and enjoying the beautiful river and mountains. RT is survived by his wife Barbara, her son Brett Anderson (Erin), his daughter Michelle Duke (Dave), and his son Robert Hebb, all of Spokane. He is also survived by his mother Edith Hebb, brother John Hebb (Paula), sister Colletta Stanley, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Windham, Ohio. He is also survived by grandchildren Matthew, Nicholas, and Maria. He was preceded in death by his father Reuben, and his first wife Kim. There will be a military memorial service in his honor on Friday, Feb. 15th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99206. A reception will follow afterwards.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 15, 2013
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Ronald T. Hebb "RT"

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Nancy Zietlow

February 17, 2013

Thank you, RT, for your service to our country and for raising, with Kimmie, such a wonderful daughter! Your legacy lives on in Michelle, Matthew, and Nicholas. I am so glad to have met and spent time with you and Barbara. Rest in Peace!

Jim & Katrina Sindlinger

February 15, 2013

Dearest Barb, Brett, Erin... & the rest "RT's " loving family....
No earthly words can express hows deeply sorry we are for your loss.....
With the recent Marriage of Brett & Erin.....We were so looking forward to getting to know "RT" as "Family" ,,,,We will just have to wait until we meet "RT" again, to enjoy his company!!
Barb, Brett & Erin. The only thing we know to share in times like these.. is the Word of God....
Barb: " Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 21:10..
To Brett, Erin & All of "RT"s family..... " The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts & minds" Phl 4:7
Our Love & prayers to all of you... ...."RT" will be missed beyond words!!!
Rest in Peace "RT".... Until we meet again!!!

Melissa Crump

February 15, 2013

I loved you both from the first time I met you at the Yaak. Even though I only got the pleasure of knowing RT for a couple of years, I hope he had some idea of how blessed I felt to have gotten the chance to have him in my life. AND...I couldn't feel luckier to have Barbara, Brett, and Erin as the best new extended family and friends I could ever have hoped for! Love you all!!

Kelly Meszaros

February 12, 2013

Our love to all from your family in Ohio! Uncle Ronnie was one of a kind and there will always be a hole in the family with his passing! Rest in peace Uncle! XXOO

Stephanie Waterman

February 11, 2013

What a great man RT was. He will be forever remembered and loved. My love, prayers and tears go out to you Barbara.

joel erwin

February 11, 2013

I really enjoyed knowing rt and working with him,he was always fun to be around and my wife and I will sadly miss him at daa

February 11, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Ronald T. Hebb, SMSgt, Ret. USAF, for your loss, to honor his service (Viet Nam) to our country and our patriotic hero.

Jo Peterson

February 11, 2013

Dear Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember RT so well from the VFW club, when we worked there. He was a good man. The two of you were married a long time werent you? Pete and I were married for 30 years when he passed away in 2005. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I would love to hear from you sometime. Sincerely Jo Peterson

Myrna Duke

February 11, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for Barbara and Michelle and Family.

Heather Emerson

February 11, 2013

God sure is LUCKY to have a very SPECIAL ANGEL by his side...I am sure gonna miss your BEAUTIFUL smile..Rest in peace my friend..