Ronald E. Hogue

Ronald E. Hogue

October 02, 1940 - February 24, 2014

Ronald E. Hogue

October 02, 1940 - February 24, 2014


Ronald Edward Hogue, 73, passed away suddenly in the city of Palm Springs, CA where he lived.

Ron is survived by his wife Sandra Lee Hogue; stepson Timothy J. Carter; his brothers Arlie and Roger Hogue of Grants Pass, Oregon and Benny Munoz of Huntington Beach, CA; and his sister Sharon Heckman of Palm Springs, CA.

Ron was born in Los Angeles, CA to Ambroe and Bertha Hogue on October 2, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ron graduated in 1969 from Inglewood High School. He continued his education at Long Beach State where he studied economics and obtained his AA degree. Ron obtained his pilot’s license in 1971. He took the flying lessons at Santa Monica Airport.

Ron started his food brokerage career on September 25, 1972 with Massie & Associates. Ron rose from territory manager to district manager and then retail sales manager.

Ron left Brown-Massie in 1976 to join a firm that offered him more money and a position as manager of their Grocery Division, that company being Butler-Clark. Butler-Clark was sold in 1981.

Ron then joined Crown/Advantage (Advantage Sales & Marketing) where he worked for over 25 years. He was a business development manager (food broker). Ron loved what he did and was very well known and much respected in the supermarket industry.

Ron will be so much more than missed by so many people, close friends, and his family.

Ron enjoyed being with his wife so much, that they did so much together – cooking, candlelight dinners every night listening to their favorite music, walking, hiking, gardening home improvement projects. They loved entertaining friends and family. Ron enjoyed playing golf and his Starbuck’s coffee every morning.

Donations can be made to The American Heart Association, in his honor.

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23 responses to Ronald E. Hogue

  1. How well I remember Ron as we grew up together and the good brotherly antics we shared. You remain in my heart and prayers as only a brother can be. Patricia and I very much wanted to be there and help in any way possible Sandy. But circumstances being what they are we regret being unable to make the trip, our love and prayers are with you now and in the future. Arlie & Patricia Hogue

  2. Roxanne says:

    Roger Hogue
    Although my family and myself are not there with you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Roxanne McDonald Carrol

  3. Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength for you today and through the days ahead. I have fond memories of a Christmas time years ago with you both and how welcoming Ron was, the wonderful dinner we had together and the laughs. I am so sorry you have to go through this grief.
    You are an amazing strong woman and I know Ron would be so proud of you. He will be watching over you always. I’m sorry I will I not be there today but will see you soon. Love and prayers…Cindy.

  4. Maria Burton says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Ronald E. Hogue

  5. Maria Burton says:

    Dear Sandy i adored your husband very much had worked with him for the past 16 years at ASM and was very saddened to hear of his passing. I come in very early just like he did and would call him handsome on his way to the bathroom to do his hair with his brush and hairspray in hand. Also enjoyed listening to his stories and learning from him. My heart is with you and so very sorry i could not be there today. He always made me smile. I remember after the funeral of Ron G he took us to lunch and said never waste a day and i have tried to remember that through the years. I will miss him very much!
    Maria Burton

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