Ronnie Frederic Huber, 85, of Post Falls, Idaho passed away May 1, 2018 at The Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, with his loving granddaughter Kayte Salter by his side.
Ron had ties to both Washington and Idaho, where he currently lived. In the early ‘50’s, while attending Wyoming University and after graduation he worked on Cabinet Gorge Dam in Idaho followed by a semester of pre-med at LSU. When the Hell’s Canyon Dams were delayed, he went to Box Canyon Dam near Ione and while there, married a Valley girl with whom he had four children. Between two aerospace jobs in the LA area they returned to Spokane where he worked on the Wilbur Atlas site, the Moses Lake Titan sites and at Brown Trailers. During the second venture to the LA area, they split and Ron went to Denver and the Valley girl went home. His living children include 2 sons, a daughter, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One son passed and they all reside in Washington. My Great-granddaughter graduated from WSU in 2016.
Ron remarried a young lady twelve years his junior who passed suddenly after 42 years of marriage and 7 months after a diagnosis of brain cancer. Her only sin was 3 or 4 artificial sweeteners per glass of tea and 8 or 12 cans of cherry pop per week. Internet quote “artificial sweeteners cause brain cancer.” Ron retired from MMC, now Lockheed Martin, in 1991 after numerous space programs including Viking and Shuttle Development and Launch/Landing Support. Some people may recall his Challenger re-launch picture of the ice laden electrical box. Their retirement included RV-ing around the country, breeding and showing Bichon Frise Dogs and showing/restoring collector cars.
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