Ronald Smith "Grandpaw" Confer, 82, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Fort Mohave, Ariz., passed away April 30, 2010. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Belcher Confer in 2005. Ron was a Merchant Marine and captain for Frontier Airlines based in Denver, retiring in 1984. Ron and Marg spent their retirement traveling throughout the United States in their motor home until settling in Arizona in 1999. Ron is survived by his "girl," Debby Penvose (Jim Harford), Pueblo; grandsons, Aaron Penvose, Cashmere, Wash., and Brett Penvose, Pueblo; brother, Richard Confer (Charlotte), Poland, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Baker, Alliance, Ohio; and Jim (Kathy) Penvose, Denver, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. "Grandpaw" will be remembered for his big heart, strong character and keen sense of humor. At his request, cremation with no services.
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