Ronauld J. Gould

A celebration of life for Ronauld J. Gould, 66, a Minden resident for six years, will be 3 p.m. May 15 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville.

Dr. Gould died April 3, 2006, in Sun City, Ariz., while on vacation. He was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Omaha, Neb., to Ervin and Esther Gould.

He graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1958, from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1962 and the University of Nebraska Medical School in Omaha in 1966.

Before moving to Minden, he lived in Alaska.

He married Judy Gitter in 1963 and divorced in 1994.

He married Barbara Maloney Fisher on July 22, 2002.

Dr. Gould was commissioned as a major in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1971-1974 at Elmendorf Air Force base in Anchorage, Alaska. He worked as a civilian surgeon at the Clear Air Force site in Clear, Alaska, from 1974-1977. He later worked in administrative family medicine for the Tanana Chiefs Conference until his retirement in 1997.

While in Alaska, he raised and raced sled dogs, completing the Iditarod race three times.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, racquetball and golf. He also enjoyed playing with his Irish setters and chickens, gardening, cooking, visiting and helping friends, playing the accordion and the banjo, and doing yo-yo tricks.

He was a member of the Kiwanis club, DHS Key club advisor, Northern Nevadans for Nebraska special events coordinator and a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church and the bell choir.

Dr. Gould was preceded in death by his parents and sister Chrystal of Nebraska.

Among his survivors are his wife of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Amy Gould of Fairbanks, Alaska; son Jeffery Gould of Tucson, Ariz.; brother Doug Gould of Omaha, Neb.; stepdaughters Robin Fisher of Oceanside, Calif., and Jill Fisher of Duluth, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

Another memorial service will be held in June in Fairbanks, Alaska. Memorial contributions can be designated to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation for the cardiac cath lab project, or to the Kiwanis Ron Gould Memorial Scholarship fund for a local Key Club member.


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