Ronald Lou Hie, of Rail Road Flat, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 76. He was born in San Diego on Aug. 22, 1942, to the late Elsie (Hensley) and Lucien Hie.
Ronald grew up in Southern California where he completed most of his education. After he attended USC, he became employed by Owens Illinois Glass Co. and was transferred to Walnut Creek. Ronald met and married the love of his life, Michelle Meyers, on Sept. 25, 1976, in Sacramento. The couple made their home in Kings Beach, Calif., where he worked for North Tahoe Public Utilities District. After the birth of his first daughter, they moved to Mountain Ranch and have called it home ever since. He worked for the Calaveras County Road Department as a road maintenance worker. He owned the Calaveras Pines Bar for over 15 years and enjoyed all of the customers and friendships he made there. His grandkids were the light of his life and he loved spending time with his family. He loved fishing and watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers.
Ronald is survived and truly missed by his wife of 42 years, Michelle Hie, of Rail Road Flat; daughters, Kimberly Hie-Kosta and her husband, Arliss Kosta, and Rochelle Sweet and her husband, Daniel Sweet, all of Rail Road Flat; grandchildren, Kaya, Miale, Arliss Jr., Carley, Aidan and Adelyn; and his cousins, Elizabeth and Thomas Thompson in Linton, Ind. He is preceded in death by his brother, Maurice (Boots) Hie.
Friends will be invited to attend a celebration of life at the Mountain Ranch Community Park in Mountain Ranch, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Ranch Community Park c/o Mountain Ranch Community Club, P.O. Box 122, Mountain Ranch, CA 95246. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.