Slim was critically injured in a bicycle accident locally in Husum. He was a retired logger in and around Klickitat County and worked several years in Colorado.
He was an avid fisherman and met many friends “down by the river.”
There will be no formal services but anyone who wishes may donate to his family’s charity of choice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in his memory.
“From early Ralph loved the expanse of the blue skies and all of nature.
He felled trees for a living with the balance of loving owls and all forest creatures.
He found his best friend in the early 80s.
When the newest fad was an ad in the paper.
He and Judy met and matched at a mall in the city.
They spent time outdoors now together.
The love he had spread to family and friends.
A kind word spent to like fishermen and those he met.
He was tall and thin and well known by most around as ‘Slim.’
A joke to be told with a smile and twinkle in his eye.
A small town man that tinkered with cars and souped them up.
He’d bake bread, ride his bike and walk his dog.
Most important, according to him, he lived and died as an outdoorsman.
Love you, mom!
I hope I did him proud. He really was a great man.
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