City – Ross, 80, died July 9 in Mill City. He was born in
Marcola and moved to Mill City in 1952. Ross owned and
operated the Mobil and later the BP gas station in Mill City
for 44 years. He was a great help to the people in Mill City.
Ross was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge #3384 in Mill City.
He enjoyed camping, motorcycles, planes, trains, tinkering on
cars, a big heart for all animals and had a sweet tooth.
married Opal Cochran on November 10, 1985 in Reno, NV. He is
survived by his wife: Opal of Mill City; son: James Mason of
Mill City; daughters: Valerie Davenport of Mill City and Julie
Devine of Aumsville; step-son: Kenneth Bracher of Summerset,
CA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Ross was
preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Russel, 2 brothers
and 2 sisters.
memorial service will be Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm at
the Eagles Lodge in Mill City. Private interment in Fairview
Cemetery, Mill City. Contributions may be made to the FOE
#3384 or Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.