Ronald William Brand passed away at his home in College Place.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; his step-mother, Aileen Brand of Laguna Woods, Calif.; his sisters, Linda Dieninger of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Kathy Brand of Yreka, Calif.; his brother, Steven Brand of San Diego; his children, Michael Brand of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Marie Conrad of Newbury Park, Calif., and Linda Martin of Laughlin, Nev.; his step-children, Don Vincent and Kevin Vincent both of Newbury Park, Calif., Shannon Millard of San Francisco, and Sean Millard of Tallahassee, Fla.; his numerous grandchildren and great-children as well as nieces and nephews, cousins (and their children).
Ron was born in Santa Monica on May 14, 1936, the son of Stanley and Mary Jayne (Rudesill) Brand. An American patriot, he served for over 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. As owner of a machine shop
(servicing primarily the aeronautical industry), he moved his business from Canoga Park to Simi Valley in 1996 and retired in 009. He had lived in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties before moving to the
state of Washington.
He loved Mustangs and over the years had rebuilt a number of vehicles, two of which he aced. Among his many interests were the Mustang Club of San Fernando Valley of Califoria and fishing with his sons, grandchildren and friends. He was particularly fond of
A celebration of his life will be held at Kevin Vincent's home Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2-5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center through Professional Funeral Director Crematory, 2112 S. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at