Donald Eugene Rowlett passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 1, 2017 after a valiant one and one half year battle with melanoma.

Don was one of the original founders of Ross - Dress for Less, serving as its first CEO and President. Don and his wife Jean were owners of the Box R Ranch in Ashland for 45 years. He was well known as a community leader and businessman in the Rogue Valley; Klamath Falls; and Macdoel, California.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Gentine Rowlett; his four children, Donald Edward Rowlett of Ashland, Jeanne Rowlett Randall of Ashland, Julie Rowlett Ballon of Versailles, France, and Jennifer Rowlett Hawk of Atlanta, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial celebration services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 10 at the New Frontier Ranch (formerly Box R Ranch), 16799 Hwy. 66, Ashland. In his memory, donations may be sent to Mountain of Mercy, P.O. Box 55, Honeydew, CA 95545 or Wilderness Trails, P.O. Box 4655, Medford, OR 97501.