Ron Clemishire

On November 23, 2019, we unexpectedly lost our dad, grandpa, husband, and our hero, Ron Clemishire. He was 82. Raised in Texas, Ron was a true Texan at heart but loved the Arizona desert. Many days were spent hiking, hunting, and exploring the country, watching many beautiful sunrises and sunsets together.

Ron was an amazing football and basketball athlete in high school. After he graduated, he joined the Navy serving as a gunner’s mate on the USS Knutson and USS Koiner. He was a true cowboy at heart. He worked ranches, broke horses and rodeoed, starting at a very young age. Ron was a skilled union pipefitter welder for 40 years.

Ron was a gifted artist, especially in oils and pencil and welded beautiful home and garden decor. He had an incredible green thumb and grew beautiful desert landscape gardens. Ron had so much knowledge about American, Texas and Arizona history. He could also tell you about every outlaw through the ages. You would always find him reading one of his many history books.

At the age of 50, Ron started skydiving. He was a member of a very large organization called POPS, Parachuters Over Phorty Society. Ron impacted the lives of so many people by showing compassion for others, his patriotism and love of country, the beauty of nature, his integrity and humbleness. We will miss his voice, smile and laughter.  

He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Priscilla; and three daughters, Kristy Phelps (James), Rocki Hallenbeck (Jay) and Jacki Clemishire (fiancé Patrick); his grandkids who were his pride and joy, Chris Overstreet, Tyler and Garett Bryce, Reghan Davis, Brooklyn, Bailee, Brenna and Chase Hughs, Maddie, Grace and Lauren Hallenbeck .

Family services for Ron were conducted Friday, November 29, 2019, at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley,” by Tracy Allred.

Online condolences may be offered at

Arrangements were entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.