Ronald Alfred Aubry
Ron Aubry died peacefully at home after a short illness. He was born in the era of the “Roaring 20s” to Alfred and Hilda Aubry and raised in the “Depression” being blessed to never have need during that time. He had one younger sister, Sandra.
Ron lived all of his growing up years in Tacoma, Washington. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in the Asia Pacific Theatre. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War ll. He came back home and attended the University of Washington.
Ron married his sweetheart, the girl from across the street, Phyllis Marion Gillmer. He told her often she was the most wonderful wife for 73 years and a wonderful mother. They had two children, Gregg Ronald and Jayne Marie.
Ron hand dug a swimming pool in the backyard of their first home. Many hours of fun were had in that pool. He was a great dad who was involved with all of the coaching on any and every sports team his children played on.
He worked for the city of Tacoma all of his life, starting out as a fireman, a policeman and then working light/power for the city for 40 years. Over those years together, Ron and Phyllis bought and sold property and built and rented duplexes.
Ron and Phyllis retired and moved to Longbranch, Washington, and lived on Taylor Bay, deeming it the most beautiful place on earth. Their beach home was a fun vacation place for many visitors to come and relax, enjoying their hospitality.
For the last 16 years, Ron and Phyllis have lived in Boerne, Texas, with their daughter and son-in-law. While in Texas he swam in the San Antonio Senior Olympics, taking first place in the 50-yard freestyle. He went on to win again in Austin and then swam in the Senior Olympic Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 80 years old.
Every morning, Ron took a walk in the neighborhood. He had many friends who greeted him each day. He was a familiar figure, looking the part of being a true Texan wearing his cowboy hat and smoking his cigar.
Ron has two grandsons, Andrew Aubry (Tina) and Alexander Aubry (Amanda); and one great-grand- daughter, Maizey Aubry.