Ron Bliven was born in Cherokee, Iowa, to Earl and Jeanette Bliven. He had two brothers and one sister.

Ron married his high school, baton-twirling, sweetheart, Terry, in 1960 in Riddle, Oregon. He worked in the meat industry. Ron and Terry lived all over Oregon. They settled in Sisters in 1992 after raising two children: Brenda (Tim Gross) and Brad (Irene) Bliven. Ron was the proud grandfather of Matt, Katey, Jared, Desirae, Justin and Jenna; and he had six great-grandchildren.

Ron loved hunting and fishing. His hobby and “second job” was square-dance caller. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite children’s organization. Private family services at a later date.