Ron Kuest

Profile Updated: March 13, 2020
Ron Kuest
Residing In: Olympia, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Patty Zier Kuest
Occupation: Business owner, consultant, author
Children: Two girls (Kelly, born 1968) (Kristi, born 1970), one boy (Jeff, born 1963)
Military Service: U.S. Public Health Service
Ron Kuest


Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated UW in Pharmacy. Never practiced. Commissioned in US Public Health Service then became Executive Secretary of the WA State Board of Pharmacy. Founded the WA State Crime Laboratory in 1970 as well as the Drug Control Assistance Unit. In 1980 Pat and I started a HR consulting business which we finally sold in 2015. Started several other businesses as well. Actively involved in a variety of ministry projects. Wrote four books. The last one is in national distribution. It's called, GRAVITY: Seven Essential Truths About Influence, Leadership and Your Soul. Available on We've traveled extensively in Europe and love it. We've lived in Olympia 53 years.

School Story:

Mostly remember bits and pieces. Main during lunch, food fights, football game at Everett, dragging on Miller Ave., summers in Pioneer Park and Lake Chelan, first year at Pioneer Jr. Hi. as 9th graders, parties in our basement and having the privilege of growing up during one of the greatest times in America.

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Apr 20, 2021 at 1:33 AM
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Mar 16, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Hey old friend. I trust you are enjoying life and treasuring the days. Have a great day and a great year as we find our new normal. There is something special about old friends and our youth. The memories are fun to recall. Great pic and great hair!

Ron Kuest has left an In Memory comment for Jim Norton.
Jan 15, 2021 at 2:15 PM

We were friends since grade school. I remember on many days after school getting on my bike and peddling up Okanogan Ave to Circle Drive where he lived. He grew up in humble surroundings and never lost that gracious sense of humility in spite of his size. Yes, gentle giant was his persona. We were all so proud of his athletic accomplishments in high school, at the UW and then professional football. He and Karen married early and lasted long. Precious. Jim got Patty her first job in Seattle through his employer. As we feel sad for the loss of a friend from childhood remember that legacy is not found what we leave behind. Legacy goes on before us in the lives of those we've had the privliege to know. RIP old friend.

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Nov 28, 2020 at 8:42 AM

Happy Birthday cuz. Trust life is treating you well. We are well.

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Mar 19, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Hey Ed. Not sure if you check out this page but just know, thinking about you and wishing you a great day. Trust all is well, enjoying retirement, health reasonable and lots of golfing. Bless you and take care. Patty and I are well. Sold the business three years ago. Still doing a lot of writing and some speaking.

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Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Birthday??? Dearthday! Who needs reminders of that! Greetings anyway. Patty and I are doing well. Still in Olympia. Sold the business four years ago but still writing and mentoring as much as I want. Olympia is WAY out of the way from your traffic pattern but would love to see you and catch up my friend.

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Aug 31, 2018 at 7:58 AM

Happy Birthday Norm. Wow! We're getting seasoned, huh? Trust you are enjoying life and grandkids and I presume retirement. We are well.

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Jun 12, 2017 at 7:13 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Mark. At our age every birthday becomes a milestone. Trust you've had a good year. Looking forward to seeing you in July.

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Sep 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Great seeing you and Terry at the reunion. Thanks for your interest in GRAVITY. I hope you find it an interesting and challenging read. We just produced a video trailer for the book. Let me know if you'd like to see it and pass it on to those you know. My email is

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Aug 27, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Have a great day Norm. Pat and I will be at the reunion in Sept. Looking forward to it and catching up with your life. Just sold our businesses this last year and had a book published this year. Looking forward to a lot of travel. See you in a couple of weeks.

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Posted on: Nov 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Happy birthday, cousin!