Albion "Al" Leroy Ringo
Birth: May 8, 1926 Mulino Clackamas County Oregon, USA
ALBION LEROY RINGO May 8, 1926 - Jun. 15, 2009 WOODBURN-
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Woodburn United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel.
Published in the StatesmanJournal on 6/19/2009 AL RINGO May 8, 1926 - Jun. 15, 2009 WOODBURN-
Al Ringo, 83, of Woodburn, died Monday, June 15 at Providence Hospital in Medford, Oregon. Al was born May 8, 1926 in Mulino, Oregon to Clyde and Ruby Ringo. He was the yougest of four children.
He graduated from Molalla High School in 1944. Al spent one year in the Navy before continuing his education at Oregon State University where he graduated with a degree in Education in 1948.
After on year at Gervais High School teaching shop and agriculture, he married ELAINE REED on June 26, 1949 in Vale, Oregon. They spent most of their life in Woodburn, Oregon. Al became an assistant principal at Gervais High School, later worked with the Oregon State Deparment of Education, and moved to Chemeketa Community College in Salem, retiring as the Dean of Administration Services in 1982.
Al was also a member of the Woodburn School Board for 8 years leading to his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; his five children, Micael of Bandon, Alan of Medford, Karla Ringo of Sherwood, Kevin of Beaverton, and Terri Smith of Stayton; and seven grandchildren.
Al has been an avid golfer, was active in the Model A Restorer's Club in Salem, Oregon, and raced remote control cars as a retirement activity while wintering in Yuma, Arizona.
Growing dahlias in his garden has dominated Al's most recent years at home in Woodburn whle his biggest passion was activities and traditions that focused on his family.
A memorial serive is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Woodburn United Methodist Church with a reception to follow.
Contributions can be made to the Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr., Woodburn, Ore. 97071. Arrangements by Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel.
Published in the StatesmanJournal on 6/23/2009.