Harry Ronald Landers II
In loving memory of 'Ronnie'
Ronnie Landers was larger than life. He was someone that you never forgot once you met him. He had a heart of gold, and would do anything for someone he loved.
He started working for Rainbow Trout Ranch eight years ago, and came on full time with RTR about four years ago. He could absolutely fix anything - David always said he was truly a MacGyver - and he was just a good, fun guy. He'd completely turned his life around in recent years and we applaud him for that. He was a great son to his parents Harry and Sara Jean, helping them in myriad ways and even moving into a camper behind their house recently so he could always be on hand to help them. He was absolutely loyal, and he added so much to the ranch. He had a great sense of humor and loved to wear tacky t-shirts. He loved outfitting, the mountains, his dogs, and roping on his horse Forty. He loved the ranch and he loved being part of things there. He died very suddenly of a heart attack on Friday afternoon January 29, 2021 and we miss him very much.
Ronnie ran Wild Horse Outfitters with his father Harry for years. After the merge with RTR, the business turned into Rainbow Trout Outfitters, but Ronnie was still at the helm.
Ronnie is missed every single day. His quick wit and prankster attitude always had you watching out for him.
He knew his outfitting district like the back of his hand. He said once that if you were anywhere in his area, if you could describe to him what you saw around you, he could tell you exactly where you were.
Outfitting isn't the same without him, but we feel him with us every day, and sometimes I wonder if he is riding up the trail with us. His legacy is not forgotten, and he will always be remembered by those whose lives he impacted.
Until we meet again, Ronnie, give heaven some hell.
August 25, 1966 - January 29, 2021
"You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived. You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that they left for you. Your heart can be empty because you can't see them, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, or you can do what they would want. Smile, open your heart, love, and go on." ~Elizabeth Ammons