Ronald Dean Meadows entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Debbie. Ronald was the third son of Roy and Myrtle Meadows, born Dec. 5, 1952 in Chewelah. Ronald joined the Air Force right after graduating from Chewelah High School in 1971. He was honorably discharged in August 1977. He then went to work for K-L Manufacturing in Chewelah. He worked there for 18 years until the company closed its doors in 2002. He then went to work for Wal-Mart in Colville. He worked there until his death. On Nov. 29, 1991, he married Debra and became the step-father of Trycia and Jeromy Benzie. Ron loved laying pinochle with friends and his wife, Debbie. He loved his family very much and had a great love for all kinds of animals. He was also quite a jokester. Ron was preceded in death by both of his parents, Roy and Myrtle Meadows. Ron is survived by his wife, Debra; step-grand-daughters, Terrah and Haylee; daughters of Trycia, who they were raising in their home; step-daughter, Trycia, step-son, Jeromy and Dawn Benzie; step-grandson Jordan; step-grand-daughter, Violet; his brother, Richard and Linda Meadows; their son, Richard and daughter, Tina and her children, Elisha, Ricci, Gabriel and Zander; brother, David and Sue Meadows; their son, Christopher and Sherry and their daughters, Cherrisy and Kaysie Meadows; daughter Misty and Robert Hallmark and their daughters, Destiny and Skylar, and a sister, Barbara and Duane Gates. Ron could make anybody laugh and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him!