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Ronald Lee "Hotch" Purdum

Ron was born in Ekalaka, MT on May 9, 1932. He passed away on July 20, 2022 in Dallas, TX due to a stroke, exacerbated by Alzheimer's. His life had a hardscrabble beginning, but his natural leadership qualities, sense of self-assurance, work ethic, and desire to experience new things helped create opportunities that led to a long and fulfilling life.

Ron was the first child of Price Purdum and Myrtle Wilkoske Purdum. His sisters Carolyn and Sharon arrived soon after, while brother Price came late enough that Ron really was the big brother. The family lived in a two-room homestead shack and rai...


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