Ronald James Binion, a resident of Alcalde, departed this life on Saturday, October 16 unexpectedly surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents Cristella and Robert; brother Robert “Bobby” Binion; father-in-law Genaro Velasquez; maternal grandparents Juanita and Santiago Garcia and paternal grandparents Travis and Erma Binion.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gina Binion, sons; Jude (Cherry) and Shane (Amanda). He is also survived by the light of his life, his grandchildren Azaryah, Shane, Jr. and James. Brothers: Travis (Ula Marie) and Jason (Sonya); sisters-in-law Diana (Ricky) Velarde, Laura (Mark) Baca, Loretta (Brian) Jacquez, a Brother-in-law Randy (Genevieve) Velasquez; Mother-in-law Tina Velasquez and numerous nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
Ronald was born on April 19, 1967 to Robert and Cristella Binion. Ronald was born and raised in Tierra Amarilla and lived life to its fullest. Ronald spent many hours helping his father learning the tricks of the trade. He enjoyed the outdoor life of going for wood, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Likewise, he shadowed his mom in the kitchen cooking, canning, preserving, and baking. Ronald was the first of four brothers. He loved each one unconditionally and would go to the ends of the earth for them. They spent many days fishing and playing basketball and baseball at the local park across the street.
Ronald graduated from Escalante High School in 1985 and continued his education at Northern New Mexico College. After graduation from college he joined the Army National Guard where he served for 6 years. He worked in various law enforcement agencies until his retirement after 25 years from Los Alamos Police Department in 2012. Ronald had a great love for the Lord and served him wholeheartedly. He was a God loving man, so forgiving and compassionate. He was an active Knights of Columbus, a Hermano of Los Pachecos, participated in Acts and other church activities.
He loved his wife and boys more than life itself and supported them through all their accomplishments. He encouraged his family to love the Lord and ground their lives by keeping God as their anchor. Ronald spent numerous hours providing for his family and more recently spending precious quality time with each of his grandchildren Azaryah, Shane, Jr and James. Ronald loved his family and enjoyed making memories with them. As the oldest sibling Ronald always checked in on his brothers daily.
Public visitation will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on October 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at San Juan de Bautista Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh, with a burial to follow at the Morada Cemetery in Alcalde.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Bo Binion, Jason Binion, Jude Binion, Robby Binion, Shane Binion, and Travis Binion. Honorary Pallbearers are Azaryah, Shane Jr. and James Binion, Sara Benavidez, Kaley Sanchez, Montana Binion, Alicia and Felicia Chavez, Drake Morfin, Ricky and Diana Velarde.
The family Ronald Binion has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com