SJOGREN—Ronald Erik Sjogren, 87, died at his residence in Florence, Ore., on June 10, 2022.
He was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Riverside, Calif., the son of Sten Erik Sjogren and Phyllis Henrietta Baird.
During his childhood, Ronald traveled to many places with his family, as his father was a Lt. Colonel in the Airforce. He lived in California, Washington, Oregon, South Carolina, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Guam and Japan.
He graduated from Nagoya, Japan Military Dependents High School in 1954. Following high school, he attended San Diego State College. He was drafted into the US Army while he was in college and served from 1958 to 1960. After leaving the army he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management for 30 years and received additional training in intermediate lands and minerals resource management.
Ronald married Donna Jean Clark on March 22, 1963, and they later divorced. He remarried and was preceded in death by his second wife Dorothy.
Ronald enjoyed hiking, rock collecting and was an avid collector of old coins, stamps and antique maps. He loved trees and was fascinated by the size of the redwood trees. He was a member of the Rhododendron society. He was active at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw.
Ronald is survived by his children Allen Erik Sjogren and his wife Cheri Hunter, Park City, Utah; Janelise and her husband Kelly Clarke, Billings, Mont.; grandsons Benjamin Morris (Chelsea Capley) Phoenix, Ariz., Bradley Morris (Jessi Bishop) Boise, Idaho, Erik Sjogren, Park City, Utah.
In addition, he is survived by his brother Robert Sjogren and wife Jeanni, nieces Deanna and Debbie, and nephew David. He is also survived by Dorothy’s daughter Phyllis Beauchamp. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and his wife Dorothy.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to remember Ronald in a special way may make a donation in his honor to community reforestation efforts at: shop.alivingtribute.org/products/community-tree-planting .
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.