He was born on September 13, 1945, in Houston, TX, to Otis and Etelka (Nowotny) Coldeway. Ron grew up in New Braunfels, TX. He served in the U.S. Navy and Texas DPS before moving to Beeville, TX, in 1969. While in Beeville, he was a member of Rotary, a past president of the Western Week Committee and an active “Go Texan” member.
He retired in New Braunfels in 2006, where he was an active member in the Elks, serving as the Exalted Ruler in 2009 and 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie Coldeway, who resides in New Braunfels, TX; son, Justin (Shannon) Coldeway of Fulshear, TX; daughter, Kristen (Clyde) Evons of Katy, TX; five grandchildren, Hudson Wallace, Peyton Russell, Mayson Russell, Davis Coldeway and Reese Coldeway.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at the Elks Lodge in New Braunfels, TX. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Beeville Memorial Park. For the graveside, the family requested that attire be Coldeway casual, at Ron’s request.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ron’s name to: Children’s Services in Care of Elks Lodge #2279, 353 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services (www.lls.org) P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, (1-888-557-7177).
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home