Gary L. Ringe
1932 - 2013
Gary L. Ringe, 80, devoted husband father, and grandfather, passed away March 28, 2013 of heart and respiratory failure. Mr. Ringe was born Nov. 5, 1932,
in St. Charles, Mo., to Edward and Mollie Ringe.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joanne; four sons, Victor (Linda), Danny (Pam), Darrell (Laura) and Glenn (Sarah); five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl Spooner (Al) of Tucson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harold; and a sister, Donna Fergerson.
moved to Phoenix from Wichita, Kan. in 1955, and to Tonto Basin in 1996.
He worked in the aerospace industry, starting as a teenager working in his father’s machine shop, and Boeing in Wichita, and as a tool designer and
production engineer for Goodyear Aircraft, Sperry, May Industries and Childs Manufacturing in Phoenix.
He was very creative and could build or repair almost anything. He loved the outdoors and fishing and hunting.
“He was a great guy and we
greatly miss him,” writes his family.
He will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. Services are pending.