Ronald Joseph Bei Sr.

August 18, 1950April 25, 2021

Ronald Joseph Bei peacefully passed away on April 25, 2021. He was at home and surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Woodland California on 8/18/1950. He grew up in the town of Esparto and graduated from Esparto High School in 1968. After graduation Ron attended Sierra College where he studied ornamental horticulture. He worked in landscaping and had his own landscaping business for 30 years. After being self-employed, Ron worked as an estimator bidding large commercial streetscapes, parks, recreational and sporting facilities.

As a hobby, Ron loved wood working. He loved to make children’s toys and gave many of them as gifts. His toys brought smiles to many children’s faces. He enjoyed many hours of wood making which also included making some beautiful wood writing pens. Another pastime he enjoyed was fishing. He loved to fish for salmon along the Sacramento River. However, he took the most enjoyment from his family. He loved to go to his Grandchildren’s sporting events, band performances and dance recitals. He loved family dinners and just being surrounded by family. He loved to cook and feed family and friends. He was a great cook and no one ever left his home hungry.

Ron was married to the love of his life and best friend Jeanne Bei for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, and by his son Spencer Bei (Nancy) and sons Roy Modar and Jimmy Modar (Shawn). He is also survived by 4 beautiful grandchildren that he truly adored. Alyssa Bei, Brandon Bei, Nick Modar and Sophie Modar

Please join us in a celebration of life on Sunday, May 16th at 1:00 PM at the home of Spencer and Nancy Bei. This will be held outdoors in their back yard. There will be a short ceremony starting at 1:00 and it will be followed by good food and fellowship. All are welcome to share your fondest memories of Ron.

The family would like to express our heartful thanks for the wonderful help from Kaiser Hospice and Ron’s care giver Belinda. If you would like to donate funds in Ron’s memory, the family is asking for a donation to either Kaiser Hospice Care, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center or any cancer research center of your choosing.



No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Ronald Joseph Bei Sr.

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Elaine Seely

May 6, 2021

Mike & I were just getting to know Ron & so enjoyed our visit when you stopped by after your trip to Monterey/Carmel. We had planned to visit you in your home in Sacramento until Covid quarantine hit. We never thought we wouldn’t have that privilege. He was a gentleman & interesting guy. Our love to the whole family ❤️

Mary Baichtal

May 4, 2021

I’ll never forget how you both took me in after my husband died. Our boys olayed football together and you made me feel like part of the football family. Because of you, I have so many wonderful memories of that year! God bless you. Keep the good times close. Love and Hugs, mary

Bill Scott

May 3, 2021

I loved this man. One of a kind. So involved with his family. A real angel. He gave me my forever name of Scotto