Charles Ronald “Ron” Banes, 57, a former Baker City resident, March 12, 2008.

His memorial service was at 11 a.m. today at Hillcrest Memorial Center, 9353 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Wash., with a brief graveside service afterward at Riverview Heights Cemetery. There was reception after the burial at the Eagles Lodge in Kennewick, Wash. To sign the guestbook, go to

Ron was born on March 8, 1951, at Brawley, Calif., to Antero and Dorothy Irvin Banes. Ron married Kandy Ann King on Dec. 15, 1983.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an active member of the Eagles Lodge. Ron loved his wife and family, spoiling his grandsons with toy cars, footballs and attention. He also spent time fishing and watching football.

Survivors include his wife, Kandy A. Banes; a son, Ronald Scott Banes, and his wife, Lori; a son, Brian Allen King, and his wife, Michelle; a brother, Billy D. Hamilton, and his wife, Anna; a sister, E. Earlees Hamilton; a brother, Terry “T.J.” Banes, and his wife, Donna; a sister, N. Ann Hurley, and her husband, Richard; a sister, S. Donna Hatfield, and her husband, Bill; a brother, W. Tommy Banes, and his wife, Dorothy; grandsons, Trevor S. Banes, Calvin C. Kloer, Kaleb S. Banes and Luke S. Banes; numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Gene H. Hamilton, Jimmy C. Hamilton and Forrest L. Hamilton; his mother, Dorothy E. Irvin Banes; his father, Antero T. “Pop” Banes; and a grandson, Cameron S. Banes.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 18, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor