Ronnie “Ron” Alvin Machado was a lifelong resident of Ferndale.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1959 in Fortuna to parents Mario and Marge Machado. He passed away on Dec. 21, 2017 in Mendocino County.

Ron is survived by his long-time girlfriend Connie Whipple; son Rodney Jackson and wife Erin Jackson along with their daughter Paisley Jackson; his son Mario Machado and wife Jennifer L. Machado and their son Mario Machado IV; his daughter Jennifer E. Machado; his brother Frank Machado and wife Beverly Machado and their children Zach, Amy and Trish; Mike, Jessie and Pete White; his brother Rick Machado and wife Vicky and their daughters Shayla and Ashley.

He is preceded in death by his parents Mario Machado Jr and Marge Machado; his lifelong friend Gene Saotinni and his beloved grandson Clayton Duke Jackson.

A special thanks to his family at Chambers Logging and the entire Ferndale and Eel Valley Community.

Ronnie was quite an active man and was deeply involved in family outings such as hunting for the majority of his life. He enjoyed going on weekend getaways to the valley, visiting friends and family along with scenic destinations that he most enjoyed. His family and friends will forever remember him as an avid family man that loved the outdoors while making lifelong memories with his loves ones.

Friends and Family are invited to attend the viewing on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. with funeral services starting promptly at 12 p.m. at Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary in Fortuna. Burial services to follow at St Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery (Oceanview) in Eureka. Following the burial all are welcome to attend a celebration of life potluck from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Ferndale Community Center (Ferndale Fireman’s Pavilion). located at 100 Berding Street, Ferndale.

Arrangements under the care of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary.


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