Larry Eugene Ross of Hermiston passed away on Nov. 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends at Kadlec Regional Medical Center at the age of 77.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1941 in Independence, Kan. to Fred and Ruth Ross.
He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1959. Immediately following high school graduation he joined the Navy. He served 21 years and retired in 1980 as a senior chief.
In 1961, while on shore leave in Reno, he met Jan Herrick. They were married on Dec. 29, 1962. While in the Navy they lived in many different locations. After Larry retired from the Navy, they made their home in Hermiston and have lived there for 38 years.
Larry loved the Lord, his family, and friends deeply. He loved sharing a cup of coffee and stories with his buddies a couple times a week. He was involved in many organizations over the years and was a scout master for 25 years. He was awarded The Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America Council to honor the impact he made in the lives of the scouts. His scouts are grown men now and they hold a very special place in his heart.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jan; children, Tonya Bonin and husband Ed, Post Falls, Idaho, Richard Ross and wife Laurie, Hermiston and Linda Andreason and husband Matt, Hermiston; grandchildren, Michael Moore, Josh Ross, Greg Moore, Tyler Andreason, Ryan Ross and Kylee Andreason; brother, Louie Ross, Elma, Wash.; sister, Ada Mikeska, Rosenberg, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth and father, Fred.
There will be a celebration of Larry’s life on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave.
Burial with military honors will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Larry’s memory to Victory Baptist Church, 193 E. Main St., Hermiston, Ore., 97838.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.