MOSSHOLDER—Ron Mossholder, 84, of Florence, passed away July 4, 2012, of age-related causes.
Ron, a tribe member of the Osage Nation, will be laid to rest in his family plot located at the Osage Reservation Cemetery in Pawhuska, Okla.
Ron was a World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the VFW and a past post commander of Post 3232 of Florence. He also was a member of the Florence Elks Club.
Ron married Carol Loveless, who is now deceased. They had one child, Sandra Lynn Mossholder, also deceased.
Ron earned a degree in horticulture, however, he preferred engineering as a lifetime profession. He was employed in the Marshall Islands test site for the Atomic Energy Commission. He participated in testing A-bombs, hydrogen bombs and thermal-nuclear bombs from 1950 to 1955.
Ron was employed during the Korean War as a civilian technical adviser with the Fifth Air Force, attached to the 839th and the 931st Engineering Battalion Group from 1951 to 1952.
He was employed during the Vietnam War as a civilian technical adviser with the Department of Defense, Military Assistance Command, from 1965 to 1974. Ron also worked in Thailand, Greenland and Africa. His last position was in Arabia, where he was employed by an Arabian engineering firm as its general manager.
Years later, he retired to the United States and bought a home in Florence in 1996.
Ron said he missed the world travels and the big projects, but wouldn’t trade Florence for all the rest of the cities in the world.
Ron will be missed by all his many friends.
At his request, private cremational rites were held through Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home, which is in charge of all arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at Three Rivers Casino on Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. There will be a memorial display, and the public is welcome.
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