obit ronaldlaabscroppedRonald Elroy Laabs, 79, passed away Feb. 11 in Albuquerque. He was born Feb. 27, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Norman and Mable (Booth) Laabs. On Dec. 22, 1956 Ronald married Doreen Williams in Birmingham, England. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean conflict. Ronald also was a Mason and a Shriner Member. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Norma and Carol. Ronald is survived by his wife, Doreen Laabs of Edgewood; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Annette Laabs of Hastings, Minn.; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Ted Gonzales of Edgewood; grandchildren, Jordan, Courtney, Chloe, Sophie and William, and great-grandchild, Emma Lynn. A memorial service will be held Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty.