Ronald Charles GabrielsonOCEAN PARK - Ocean Park resident Ronald C. Gabrielson, 67, died Oct. 17, 2002 in Ilwaco.
The son of Charles and Jennie (Carlson) Gabrielson, he was born July 26, 1935 in Portland. He grew up in north Portland along the banks of the Columbia River and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1953. After graduation he worked for Safeway stores and attended Portland State College for two years.
Mr. Gabrielson graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business and was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He later earned a MBA degree from Golden Gate University and a business/real estate degree from Diablo Valley College. He served with the Naval Reserve during college and then was drafted into the United States Army where he served two years. He and Catherine Rinearson were married May 2, 1959 in Milwaukie, Ore. and established their first home in Portland.
Mr. Gabrielson worked for Chevron Oil in Portland until 1963 when he was transferred to San Francisco. There he was employed by Chevron in the computer services department until retirement in 1992. In 1994 he moved to Ocean Park, having vacationed on the Peninsula since his childhood.
Favorite activities included reading, traveling, bowling, coin collecting and watching Jeopardy on TV. He also enjoyed involvement with his children's activities when they were growing up, including being a Little League umpire and Cub Scout Master. He was a Past Exhalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Concord, Calif., a member of Moose and Eagles lodges and was a director of the Diablo Bowling Association. His family will remember him as always being there for them and how much he enjoyed retirement at the beach.
Besides his wife of 43 years he is survived by daughter Jill Johnson of Milwaukie, Ore.; sons Patrick Gabrielson of Ripon, Calif. and Roger Gabrielson of Concord, Calif.; and four grandchildren. A brother Wallace died earlier.
Celebration of his life was held Oct. 21, 2002 at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach with a reception following at the chapel. Memorials may be made to either the Oregon State University Scholarship Fund or the Elks National Foundation in care of Penttila's Chapel, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, Wash. 98631