A memorial service will be held for Ronald Frank Jarm, 75, of Roswell, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Roswell. Dr. Douglas Mills will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard and New Mexico National Guard.
Ron, as he was known to his family and friends, was born February 6, 1938, to Dr. Frank Jarm and Victoria Tomazic- Jarm. He passed away on September 2, 2013, after an extended illness. His parents, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles have preceded him in death.
Ron is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carlyn M. Jarm, whom he married on September 29, 1962, in Sacramento, California; sons: David M. Jarm and wife, Nonie, and Christopher H. Jarm and wife, Veronica; grandsons: Dylan Bingham-Jarm and Christopher Alexander Jarm, all of Roswell; stepmother, Marie Jarm, of Richmond Heights, Ohio; sisters: Nancy Jarm (Florida) and Joanne Myeress and husband, Rudy (Ohio); brothers: Michael Jarm and fiancée, Deanna (Florida), Timothy Jarm and wife, Leigh (Kentucky), Frank Jarm (Ohio) and Raymond Jarm and wife, Suzanne (Ohio). He is also survived by Emma Nagel (Iowa), Kathy Harmon and husband, Bob (South Dakota), Kenneth Nagel and wife, Arlys (South Dakota), Lynn Nagel and wife, Donna (Iowa), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear, dear friends.
Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960. After basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was stationed at Mather AFB, California. In 1966, he and Carlyn received orders to Minot AFB, North Dakota, where they spent the next 13 years. In 1978, Ron was transferred to Hahn AFB, Germany, and Carlyn and their two sons moved to Roswell. Ron retired in 1980, as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. During his career, he was a part of the 320th Bomb Wing; the 5th Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron; the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and 50 EMS (USAFE).
In the private sector, Ron was employed briefly with Pepsi-Cola as a dispatcher. He then found that his organizational and creative abilities were better suited to the printing business and worked for several years with Roswell Printing Company and then Turner Hurford Printing as a typesetter. After 18 years in the business, he retired in 2000.
Ron was an avid bowler and served as secretary-treasurer of the bowling leagues at both Mather AFB and Minot AFB. He also served as treasurer of the Dad’s Club, as a volunteer organization focused on raising funds to promote youth-oriented programs on Minot AFB. He won several awards for his dedication to the organization. However, Ron’s greatest passion was model railroading. He was a member of the Pecos Valley Society of Model Trainmen for 30 years, and served in several leadership positions. His pet project was the Merchant Car program, and for many years worked with area businesses to design their special railroad car to be run on the club layout during the annual fair. He made many friends through this endeavor.
Ron was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught a weekly Bible Study for nearly 10 years.
Ron never met a stranger, He loved to talk and educated himself on numerous subjects so he could converse with anyone on just about any subject. We shall all miss him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Chancel Choir Music Ministry or the Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Roswell, NM 88201.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.