Ronald J. (Ron) Sifford, 65 surrounded by family, passed away Saturday, October 30th at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming from covid-19.
He was born April 7, 1956, in Ft. Collins, Colorado to Leonard and Edith (Vigil) Sifford, the oldest of 4 children.
He attended grade school and middle school in LaPorte, Colorado and Laramie, Wyoming, and graduated High School in 1975 from Encampment, Wyoming. He then graduated from Wyo Tech in Laramie, Wyoming.
He married his wife, Cyndi (Roberts) in 1976. They raised 3 children Rhonda, Justin, and Shawneka.
He worked for Arch Mineral Mines in Hanna, Wyoming for 10 years. After that, he logged for contractors and eventually started his own logging company. When the Saratoga Sawmill temporarily closed due to fire, he went to the oilfields with his own truck working for a contractor. After being offered and accepting from two Companies, he started his own trucking operation in the oilfields. Along with trucking, he operated a water facility, and a roustabout business with his son Justin. When the oilfields slowed down, he worked for individual contractors until January 2021 when he and Justin started going over the road hauling, joined later by his oldest grandson Corbin.
Ron was preceded in death by his dad Leonard, youngest brother Lonnie, and many other treasured family members and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Cyndi; daughter Rhonda (Jacob)and children Corbin, Alexia and Bowen; son Justin (Taylor) and children Bristin, Baylin, Bighton, and Payzlee; and daughter Shawneka (Josh). His mom Edith (Bill) Jones, brother Donnie (his sons) Matt, and Tell and their families, sister Connie (Cylde) Hardner, and many other family and extended family that were special to him.
His passion was trucking, hunting, being in the mountains and projects. He always had a “project” going.
His love was his family, spending time with all of them and watching his grandkids play and grow into adults. He kept a watchful protective eye on all his family making sure they were happy, safe, and had what they needed. He was always proud of all his family for their individual strengths and independent ways. Rhonda, Justin, and Corbin along with many friends and family have showed that strength at this difficult time, while Shawneka is still recovering from her own stay in the hospital from covid.
Ron had many friends and business acquaintances, but he only saw everybody as his friend, and with all of his friends, and family, he hurt when they hurt, and he laughed when they laughed.
Because of the circumstances of everything as we just got Shawneka home Monday, November 1st from the hospital, and she may be on oxygen for a couple of months, the weather, and covid so heavy in the valley right now, we are going to wait until next spring or early summer to do Ron’s Celebration of Life.