Ronald Lee Estes
Published in the Lompoc
Record on 9/15/2009
Ronald Lee Estes, age
64, went home on August 22, 2009 with his family by his bedside. Ron was
born to Rex and Lucy Estes on July 20, 1945.
Ron graduated from Westmont College and soon after pursued his dream of
playing professional baseball with the minor league Los Angeles Dodgers,
and was coached by Tommy Lasorda. Ron was drafted into the Army and served
in Viet Nam.
Ron is survived by his wife Vicki Estes of Lompoc, CA; his three daughters,
Brandy Estes of Lompoc, CA, Melanie Estes and husband Tim Julius of Buellton,
CA, April and husband Steve Meehan of Lompoc, CA. He adored his four grandchildren
Emily and Baylee Meehan and Bella and Gunner Julius.
Additionally he leaves behind his mother Lucy Estes of Overland Park,
KS; his brother Roger Estes of Gardner, KS; his sister and husband Bonita
and Joe Litizzette of Leawood KS; and two nieces, Stephanie Mixon of Elmhurst,
IL and Nicole Witzel of Austin, TX. His father Rex Estes of Overland Park,
KS precedes him in death.
Private burial services will be held at the Bakersfield Veteran's National
Cemetery in CA.