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Walter Ross Jr.


January 24, 2017

April 19, 1944 - Jan. 18, 2017

Walter Leroy Ross Jr., 72, of Sweet Home died Jan. 18, 2017.

He was born on April 19, 1944 in Akron, Colo., the son of Walter Leroy and Helen Irene (Johnson) Ross Sr.

He came to Sweet Home in 1945.

Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Army from September 1961 to September 1967. He worked at Cladwood in Sweet Home and Willamette Industries in Foster.

He was a member Sweet Home Elks Lodge, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association and National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, gold prospecting and his beloved dog “Scout.”

He was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Ross is survived by sisters Darlene and brother-in-law Shain Thompson of Sweet Home, and Carolyn and brother-in-law Guy Wheeler of Brownsville; nieces Darla Carter and husband Ron of Sweet Home, Debbie Yeack and husband Tom of Brownsville and Angela Krause and husband Steve of Lebanon; nephews Brad Wheeler and wife Ely of Lebanon and Mike Thompson of Sweet Home; and special friend and neighbor Steve Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother John E. Ross in 2016

Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Ross’s name to Sweet Home Beautification Committee or American Diabetes Association.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.


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