Ron was born in Kamiah, Idaho, to Raymond E. Dove and Marion Lee Dove (Huff) on Sept. 4, 1940. He graduated from Kamiah High School in 1958 and went on to attend the University of Idaho, graduating in 1964. He continued his education at the University of Oregon, getting his masters degree in 1971.
Ron taught for two years in Brookings, Ore., before moving to Springfield to teach at Briggs Middle School, Junior High at that time. After teaching at Briggs for seven years, Ron went on to teach and coach at Springfield High School . . .