Ronald Lee Hull
March 30, 1951 – June 6, 2021
A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ronald Lee Hull, returned to our Heavenly Father on the evening of June 6, 2021, surrounded by his adoring family. Ron was born to Roy Dalley Hull and Anna Merle Andersen in Logan, Utah, on March 30, 1951. He was the fifth of six children including Diane Ricks (Bob), Judy Taylor, Richard Hull (Mary), Stephen Hull (Kay), and Mary Ann Anderson (Greg). When Ron was 2 years old the Hull family moved to Quincy, Washington, where his father worked for the Amalgamated Sugar Company. Over the years, Roy acquired farm ground and put his kids to work weeding, irrigating, driving tractor and bucking hay. They also branded cattle (which Ron did not enjoy). However, Ron did find joy in many things. He followed the example of his mother and took up the game of golf as a youth. In his last hours he stated that “golf is the most challenging sport” and therefore he loved it!
Ron graduated Quincy High School in 1969 and soon after embarked on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Mission Viejo California mission from 1971 to 1973. These two years set a tone of church service that would last a lifetime.
Upon returning home he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he met Telsie Ann Campbell in a family home evening football game. He kept throwing that ball to her and she kept dropping it, but Ron didn’t drop the ball when it came time to pop the question! They were married for eternity in the Los Angeles Temple on May 26, 1973. They moved to Seattle while Ron pursued a zoology degree at University of Washington, but the family farm in Quincy beckoned and they soon moved along with their first child, Ryan. Ron would work with his father for about 28 years until 2000 when Roy retired and he continued farming until 2003. During this time, Ron and Telsie had four more children: Tyler Hull (1976-1977), Meredith Harker (Sam), Kristy Bybee (Neal), and Eric Hull (Kristina).
Ron’s career as a farmer was a successful endeavor. He was a member of the Columbia Vegetable Seed Association and president of the Potato Growers of Washington from 1991 to 1994. He grew corn, wheat, potatoes, various seed crops, beans, peas and his favorite, onions. Like his father before him, he enlisted the help of his children, and excellent employees he treated like family. In 2001, Roy Hull Farms was named Farm Family of the Year in the Columbia Basin.
As empty nesters, Ron and Telsie blazed a new trail as Ron obtained a master’s degree from Washington State University in Environmental Science in 2006. He began a career selling crop seed for Osborne Seed Company, followed by his latest employment with Frontier Seed in Basin City, Washington, where he was Salesman of the Year for 2016 and 2017. He loved playing in the dirt and found great enjoyment testing different seeds and helping growers to succeed in their production efforts.
Throughout his career he spent countless hours serving in the community and church. He worked often with the youth, taking them on temple trips, camping and hiking trips – some 50 miles long with whiny teenagers. He loved it! He was a bishop of the Quincy 1st Ward for six years and a member of the Ephrata Stake Presidency for nine years. He and Telsie also served in the Columbia River Temple for six years. Most recently, he served as a member of the High Council in the Moses Lake Stake. Teaching and sharing the gospel through word and action brought him great joy and he continued to share his love for and faith in Jesus Christ with his loving wife and each one of his adoring children and 19 beautiful grandchildren to his last breath.
He was received with rejoicing in heaven by many, but most anticipated were his dear mother and father and his angel son, Tyler. We anxiously await the moment when we too will be reunited with Ron.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1515 S. Division Street, Moses Lake, Washington. Concluding services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Quincy Valley Cemetery, Quincy, Washington.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.