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In memoriam: Ron Baalman, OCC Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner

      
Ron Baalman
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Ronald Baalman, who with his wife Mazie had led the ongoing ownership and operation of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Old Colorado City, died Nov. 21. He was 66.
       The Baalmans bought the franchise 15 years ago, and it remains in business.
       Services will be at Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave. There will be a visitation Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4 - 8 pm, and a funeral service Monday, Nov. 30 at 5 pm. Arrangements are by Mountain Memorial Funeral Home in Divide
       According to his obituary, Mr. Baalman was born July 31, 1949, in Hays, Kansas. He graduated from Fort Hays State with a BA in accounting. He lived most recently in Divide.
       After living in Colorado Springs during his “early married years,” he and his family moved to the Houston area, where he became CFO of Wycon Coal and Chemical, the obituary states. “After many happy years in Texas, Ron led his family back to Colorado, where his passion led him to owning his own small business, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Franchises, Colorado Springs/Castle Rock.”
       He was active with the Broadmoor Rotary, an area service club.
       Ron and Mazie had been married 43 years.
       He is also survived by his children, Jason, Tiffany and Robyn; siblings, Roger, Linda, Bev, Kevin, Duane and Bruce; and seven grandchildren, Calista, Vance, Devon, Gwen, Max, Ashley and Austin.
       Mr. Baalman was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and John.

Westside Pioneer/obituary
(Posted 11/27/15; Community: In Memoriam)

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