Ronald E. Legault Jr. "Sonny" Sunday, December 26, 1954 - Saturday, June 10, 2017

With profound sadness, the family of Sonny Legault announces his passing. Ronald E. Legault Jr. “Sonny”, 62, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on June 10, 2017. Sonny was born on December 26, 1954. After graduating from St. Joseph’s High School, Sonny joined the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, where he served for thirty-three years. Sonny’s career began as a reserve deputy and in 2011 he retired as a Sheriff Lieutenant. He held many positions within the department including DIVE team, narcotics detective, and Sergeant of major crimes. In his time with the Sheriff’s Department, Sonny received several letters of commendation, distinguished service awards, Officer of the Year awards, and various other honors. Sonny dedicated his life to serving others.
His call to service began at a very young age. As the oldest son in a family of 10, Sonny proudly took on the role of “Big Brother” to his numerous siblings. Sonny was always there to take charge, to carry a burden, and to extend his selfless love. Sonny is survived by his wife, Kathi, his son, Gabriel, step-daughter, Hanna his mother, Barbara, his siblings: Pamela (Brian Krueger), Leslie (Simon Little), Lynn Fawcett, Lorraine (Larry Halderman), Lawrence (Tammy) Legault, Katherine Legault, Gary (Cherise) Legault, Gerald Legault, Mary (Doug Wilson). Sonny also leaves behind multiple nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Ronald E. Legault Sr. His absence is a tremendous loss to those who knew and loved him.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 19, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria, CA. A reception will immediately follow at The Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

We are so sorry to have learned of Sonny's passing.  Our deepest and sincerest condolences go out to his family!

Menzer & Hill, P.A.

With sadness, I am so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing.  Condolences and prayers to the Legault families. May Sonny find eternal peace and rest with our Lord Jesus.  SBSO "79" with Sonny and the bunch.  See you again one day in Heaven.

Heartfelt condolences to the Legault family and friends for the loss of your love one Ronald. God loves and cares about all of us we are precious to him look forward to seeing his wonderful promise fulfilled for the loved ones we have lost in death Acts 24:15.


I still can't believe you are gone. Too many years have passed but I always thought we would see each other again. I see that you have acomplished many amazing things and had a beautiful life filled with family which is what I always wished for you...

Love Always,


Dear Kathi, Sony was such a dynamic person.  He added much to our community.  I am glad I knew him.  My best to you and the entire family.  Joni Gray

We are so sorry to learn of Sonny's passing. He was a wonderful man and we are so lucky to have known him and worked with him for so many years. Kathi - please know that you, Gabriel, and Hanna are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be out of town for the services but we're thinking of you and sending you virtual hugs.  

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

My thoughts and sympathies are with Kathi, the children and all of your family and friends. There are no words to heal the pain or fill the void but know you are loved and supported by myself and many, many others. Please be comforted in this difficult time by your good memories. Bless you all.

I adored you Sonny and grieve with your family and co-workers.