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1963 ~ 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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With great sadness, we announce the passing of Ron Shultz, who left us July 1, 2023. Ron’s quick wit, laughter, bright smile, and generosity will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Ron gave his all to his work, hobbies, and family. In his down time, Ron was an avid reader and movie buff.
Ron’s outstanding career included Director of Policy and Inter-governmental Relations at the WA State Conservation Commission. In this position, Ron enthusiastically represented both farmer and conservational interest with wisdom and compassion. Ron also held the position of Agency lead on the Puget Sound Partnership, directing wetland mitigation issues, and supported the Office of Farmland Preservation. Ron was the Former Director of Programs and Acting Executive Director for the Puget Sound Partnership and was the Natural Resources Advisor to then-Governor Gary Locke, as well as Policy Director for Audubon Washington.
Ron was born September 10, 1963, in New London, CT, to James A. Shultz Jr, and Patricia A. (Jones) Shultz. Ron spent his early years in Edmonds, WA, until moving to Tenino, WA in 1974. Ron participated in a wide variety of activities while attending Tenino High School, class of 1981, including football, baseball, ski club, and drama. Ron then went on to Centralia College, serving as Student Body President in 1983, before earning his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Washington. Ron continued his education and received his Law Degree from University of Puget Sound School of Law, passing the bar examine on the first try soon after. Ron’s education led him down his robust career path and allowed him to actively engage in the political environment that he loved.
Ron is survived by dad James and May Shultz of Tenino, sister Peggy Tate of Everett, brothers James Shultz III of Rochester and Eric and Rachel Shultz of Brighton, IL. Nieces and nephews include Cory Tate of Spanaway, Curtis Tate of Spanaway, Kyle Shultz of St Louis, Claire Harvey of Winston-Salem, NC, Emily Shultz of St Louis, and Rebekah Dillinger of Columbia, MO . Ron was proceeded in death by mom Pat Shultz.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, August 6th at 2:00 at Calvary Chapel Church in Olympia WA. Flowers may be sent to the church on Friday, August 4th.