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Ronald Ward

Ronald Clint "Ronny" Ward

Saturday, July 31st, 1982 - Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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Ronald (Ronny) Clint Ward, 38, passed away April 29th, 2021 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE. Ronny was born to Harley (Bub) and Helen (Torres) Ward in Libby, MT on July 31st, 1982. Ronny was a wild child and kept everyone on their toes. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, gathering firewood, and spending time with his friends and family.

Ronny married young and become a daddy to a little girl - Lexi Thompson who he adored. On March 27th, 2009 - he welcomed a baby boy ~ Lane Wyatt. Ronny divorced in 2010.
May of 2010, Ronny started working at RJ Corman Railroad Group and dedicated 10 years to working hard, starting at the bottom, and working his way up to Superintendent.

In 2012, Ronny met Ellie Friede. Ellie with daughter Jayla and Ronny with son Lane soon became a family. In 2016, Ronny and Ellie packed up their little family and moved to Scottsbluff, NE - following his job with RJ Corman. July 16th, 2017, they completed their family by welcoming a little girl, Hailey Elizabeth.

Ronny had a love hate relationship with his job. He loved the people he worked with. They started out as coworkers and ended up as family.

We will never understand why this loving Father, Brother, Friend, and Hero had to leave us so soon.

Ronny leaves behind his wife-to-be, Ellie and their four kids, Lane (12), Hailey (3) and stepdaughters, Lexi (18) and Jayla (12); sisters, Jeanne Ward (Rexford, MT), Shannon (Shane) Patrick (Bonney Lake, WA); brothers, Randy and Travis; paternal aunt, Helen Brickey (Simms, MT); maternal aunts, Maggie King, Jo Anderson, and Delores Torres (Eureka, MT); numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; and so, so, so many friends.

Ronny was preceded in death by his parents, Harley (Bub) and Helen Ward; paternal grandparents, Woodrow (Woody) and Mary Lou Ward; aunt, Barbara Benefield; uncles, Lloyd Brickey, and Donald Benefield; maternal grandparents, Esteniloy and Genevieve (Enders)Torres; uncles, Donald Farrell, Anthony Paul Torres Sr., Arnold Torres, Richard Torres, and Gary Torres; and aunts, Joyce Boon, Rosemary Gwynn, and Kathy Seter.

WHEW - such a BIG family❤

There will be a celebration of life at The Steel Grill Restaurant and Bar, Gering, NE on Wednesday, May 5th from 4pm to 6pm. Ronny will be cremated and laid to rest in Libby, MT with his parents. A celebration of life in Libby, MT to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made by visiting Ronny’s memorial page at
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