MOAB, UTAH - Ronald Duane Christman, 44, died April 21, 2003 in Moab, Utah in a rock climbing accident.
The son of Duane Christman and Jesse DeMaster-Christman, he was born May 20, 1957 in Kellogg, Idaho.
Mr. Christman lived in Idaho as a young child. Later he moved to the Portland area with his family. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and after four years, he returned to civilian life.
He lived in the Tri-cities, on the Long Beach Peninsula, in Portland, in Idaho, and then for the last five years in Moab, Utah.
He loved to camp and liked to be out of doors. He saw the funny side of life and made those around him laugh.
Mr. Christman drove 18-wheelers, did cannery work, landscaping and various other jobs.
He is survived by a sister Shari Mezick and family of Portland, Ore., brother Ralph David Warner and family of Long Beach, brother Robert Warner of Spokane, son Brandon Christman of Ocean Park, former wife Claudette Terry of Ocean Park and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Anita, his father and mother, and his son Travis Christman.