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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., November 30, 1989, page 5

ROSS

     Kenneth W. Ross, 72, of Klickitat, died Saturday, Nov. 18 in Portland.
     He was born Oct. 10, 1917 in Billings, Mont. to Roy F. and Mildred L. Ross, and the family moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, where Kenneth Ross attended schools.  He served in the US Army during World War II, came to Klickitat in 1948, and was employed by what is now Champion Lumber until his retirement.  He and Susan A. Thorn were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 1975 in Klickitat.
     Mr. Ross was very active in Klickitat and Klickitat County, having served as representative of Klickitat Economic Development Organization and Klickitat Regional Council.  He served as secretary-treasurer of the Klickitat Citizensí Council, was former president of the Betterment Committee, secretary of the Woodworkers Union and a former Cub Master.
     He was also a member of the Eagles and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Klickitat.  He enjoyed gardening and working on his home.
     He is survived by his wife Susan of Klickitat; two sons, Donald W. Ross of Kent and Dallas R. Flower, Jr. of Byron, Ga.; three daughters, Darla J. Lien of Leavenworth, Catherine L. Wynne of Klickitat and Jeanne M. Lofstrom of Goldendale; seven grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Beam of Boise; and two sisters, Ruth Hawkins of Reno and Helen Smith of Anchorage.
     Services were Tuesday, Nov. 21 in the chapel of Knosher-Erdman Funeral Home, Pastor Keith Wellman of Grace Lutheran Church in Klickitat officiating.  Interment followed in the IOOF Cemetery with military honors conducted by Louis Leidl Post No. 116 American Legion.
     Active pallbearers included Forrest Kimbler, Marvin Woodruff, Robert Tipton, Kenny Vogt, Al Woods and Don Norton.  Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Fink, Jack Tobin, Irvin Morehead, Johnny Clarence, Norman Brown and Harry Robinson.  Memorials may be made to the Klickitat Fire Department.