Dandelion Meadow

Ronald E. Magaha


St. Mary’s Catholic Church

PO Box 67

Barnesville, MD 20838


    A Celebration of Life

    will be planned
    and held at a later date


Ronald E. Magaha (76) of Beallsville, Maryland joined the Lord on September 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by Harriet Butler Magaha, his loving wife of 53 years. Ron was born in West Virginia on September 1, 1944. He was the son of Wilson H. Magaha and Anna May Magaha. He is also preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Rebecca “Becky” Mentzer and one infant brother, Jerry Magaha.

Ron is survived by three children, Rinnie Magaha (Robin), Robin LeMarr (Donnie), Holly Henderson (Ryan); eleven grandchildren Tyler, Trevor, Maddison and Mackenzie Magaha; Cody, Makayla, Dylan, Seth and Zack LeMarr; Lydia and Emily Henderson, and two brothers Tommy (Alice) and Ray (Linda).

As a child, Ron grew up on horse farms where he learned to ride, train and show horses. As a teenager he showed cattle and was a member of the Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club. He graduated from Poolesville High School in 1963, and after graduating Ron trained horses and enjoyed playing polo with his brothers. In 1964 he married the love of his life, Harriet Butler. Ron and Harriet resided in Beallsville, Maryland for most of their life together.

 Ron worked at the Montgomery Village Foundation. Then in the mid 70’s he started Cornerstone Inc. with the late Philip (Bud) Gregory. Cornerstone was a successful company where Ron used his expertise to build fences, custom barns and houses. His son continues to operate the family business today.

Ron was a 4-H leader for the Montgomery County Sheep and Swine Club for many years. He had a positive impact on many 4-Her's over the years as he helped them with their animals. He also played an active role at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center and served as the fair president twice and fair chairmen for 10 years.

Ron was also a member of St. Mary’s Church in Barnesville. He belonged to the Holy Name Society. He devoted a lot of time to the events at St. Mary’s. He was a man of strong faith. He loved God and had a strong belief in God’s word. Ron will be remembered as a person with a very big heart. He loved meeting new people and embracing people with warmth, smiles and hugs. He devoted his life to his wife, children, and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church PO Box 67 Barnesville, Md. 20838.



From: Thomas Briggs

My condolences to the Magaha family. I, always, enjoyed seeing Ron and Harriet at church and around town. I don't, ever, recall seeing Ron get angry, get determined when things weren't right, but, never angry or say anything derogatory about anyone. Ron you were a good example, as a father, a friend you will be missed. Rest in Peace

From: Gale Riner

Dear Magaha Family - I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. I have such fond memories of the Fair with Ron and Uncle Merle and helping with the 4H hogs and running the pig races. That was decades ago and you kids were younger. I moved to WV in 1994 and the last time I saw your Dad was in 1999 when Uncle Merle passed. He had been watching for me to arrive at Hilton's and came through the crowd as soon as he saw me (I was Uncle Merle's "daughter"). We hugged and both cried. Your Dad and Uncle Merle were best friends and he knew how close Uncle Merle and I were and how devastated I was. I was sorry to hear about your Mom also. My husband of 30 years had passed a few months prior to her passing and I wasn't up to coming to the funeral home. My heartfelt condolences to your entire family.

From: Albert & Janet Butler

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: The Bush Family

To the entire Magaha Family, we are so so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a tragic loss. Ronnie truly cared about everyone he talked to. We will certainly miss his warm and kind personality, the hugs and all the laughs! The Bush Family

From: Douglas Marks

Wow, this is very Sad news. Ron was a pillar of the community. I personally had comfort in knowing him and knowing he was always there. A true true friend. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Love Ya Ron!!!

From: Judi Baldwin

My deepest condolences for the loss of your one of a kind father! Ron was always so kind, helpful and welcoming to myself and my children. He made 4 H a great memory for my sons. Jon and Alex Stein and I send our prayers to your family.

From: Amy Burriss Young

To the Magaha family my heart goes out to you. Your father was a wonderful man with awesome character. Whenever someone mentioned his name always good things were said about him. He and Mrs Magaha are/ were wonderful people and raised a beautiful family. God be with you. I went to school with his daughter Robin. God bless everyone. Air hugs and virtual hugs to you. I hope that they are visiting with my dad Teddy Burriss in heaven.

From: Helen Trainor

We are praying for you all! We have so many wonderful memories of your entire family and your Dad is such a wonderful, warm, hardworking and faith-filled person! We will keep praying for you all and hope that knowing he is with your Mom, his true love, will make this more peaceful. Love and Prayers, The Trainor Family

From: Nancy Dorsey

Sorry to hear about Ronnie passing. He was loved by all may he rest in peace!! Love to all! 💕💕

From: Sue Ketron

Ronnie, Robin and Holly My fondest memories of your Dad were the history club trips he would volunteer to chaperone in high school and his visits to the orchard. He was always willing to help. So sorry for your loss - he was such a wonderful man Sue Ketron

From: Ray Baker Family

Your family has been a true bright spot in our lives. We have shared laughter, tears, meals, and blessings. You will always hold a special place in our 💕

From: Gary, Karen, and Kevin Young

Our hearts are broken over the loss of such a wonderful man. It’s because of Ron and his kind, generous heart that our son is part of 4-H. We are forever grateful! Our deepest sympathy to the Magaha family. Sending you our prayers and love. Gary, Karen, and Kevin

From: Dave Heyden

My deepest condolences to the Magaha family. Dave Heyden and family

From: Valaree Dickerson

Sending love and light to the entire family of Ronnie. My heart felt condolences to everyone. I am so so so very sorry to here the news. May the lord watch over him and take him home to the place he has prepared. Hugs to all of you and your families, Ronnie, Robin and Holly.

From: Debbie Malone

My deepest sympathy to the family. Ron was always caring, supportive and loving. Wasn't long ago we figured out we had the same relatives! I will miss his smile, hug and the time he would take just to "catch up". Prayers and hugs to the family. Debbie

From: Bev Thoms

Ronnie was one of a kind - I remember back in the day, he and my spouse were famous for 'correcting' the refs during Poolesville field hockey games in which both our daughters participated. I think they only got thrown out once. We enjoyed working with Ronnie when Cornerstone rehabilitated our home some decades ago. He was so caring and competent. A kind man. Deepest condolences to the Magaha family.

From: Frank and Octavia Jamison

We will truly miss Ronnie. A really fine man who was always a pleasure to be around. Quick with a smile and a hardy laugh.

From: Dan and Wyckie Seamans

We are heartbroken to hear of Ron's passing. We love the Magaha family and have so many wonderful memories of 4-H with Ron as our fearless leader. Prayers and love , Dan, Wyckie, Ann , Elizabeth


To the Magaha family: My deepest prayers, thoughts & care at this time of great loss. DAVID SEYMOUR, U.S. NAVY (RET) PHS CLASS OF 1964 POOLESVILLE: OCT 1948-JUN 1964

From: Jane and Jim Parsley

Our hearts are filled with sadness at this time. Yet we know God and Harriet were welcoming him with open arms. May each day be a bit easier. Remember all the good times he gave us. We will miss him for sure.

From: Helen Brooks

Sending sincere condolences to the family

From: Lisa Jean Fronczek

We are so sorry to hear about Ronnie's passing. He was a wonderful man so full of humor, kindness, and love for his family. Hugs from Pat, Chuck, and Lisa Fronczek

From: Susan S Greenman

So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. I remember him from high school. Susan Straw Class of 64

From: The Hilton Family

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

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