Ron Wooster, 71, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away on June 13, 2012. He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on February 1, 1941, and became a high school football and track star. Ron joined the U.S. Air Force out of high school and was shipped to Vietnam, where he spent 4 years. After discharge, he came to Arizona and joined the Phoenix Police Department and dedicated 28 years to that duty. Ron enjoyed collecting stamps and sports cards, and was a fierce competitor at all games and sports, from bowling to pinochle to dog racing and Fantasy Football. Ron is survived by his wife, Sandra, son Scott Travis, daughter Colette (Jared), brothers Bill (Sally) and Stan, and grandsons Gannon, Graydon, and Calvin, and nieces and a nephew. Respects can be paid at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 form 4:00-6:00 p.m., with a funeral service taking place Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care 6747 East Broadway Road Mesa, Arizona 85206 (480)830-4422. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Animal Safe Haven (MASH) at www.mcso.org. Please share memories of Ron at www.MariposaGardens.com.