John Burgess Ross went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 17, 2013.
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John, also known as Burg, Burgess and Bert by his family and friends, was born on April 17, 1928, in Lewellen, Neb., to George Richard Ross and Sarah (McCord) Ross. As a young boy, he came to Oregon with his mother and two brothers.
He served his country in the Korean Conflict and was awarded several medals.
He married May Louise Foltz in 1964 in Reno, Nev. They had three children Lynn, Donald and John Scott.
John worked for Weyerhaeuser Co. for many years before retirement. In his retirement, he enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing and most anything outdoors. He was a Master Gardner and canned much of what he grew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife May, his daughter Lynn Bailey, his brother Robert (Bob) Ross and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Survivors include his sons Donald (Darla Lambert) and John Scott (Kari Coffman); his twin brother Albert Byron Ross; his grandchildren Brian Kent, Lyndsay Pratt, Shalen Ross, Christopher Ross and Misty Ross; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.
Published in Herald And News on Jan. 23, 2013