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Louis Eugene Ross

November 17, 1930 - February 24, 2018

Louis Eugene Ross passed away February 24, 2018 at Red Bluff Healthcare. Gene was born November 17, 1930 in Sturgis, South Dakota to Frances Speece and Walter Ross.

The family, including Gene’s four siblings, moved to Ashland in 1932 where Gene attended public schools. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper from 1951 to 1953. In 1952, Gene married Patricia Bailey and attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland from 1953 to 1955. He was employed with the California Department of Forestry for 30 years. Gene had many interests throughout his life and enjoyed the outdoors and camping, water and snow skiing, golf, hunting, pottery, cooking, and horseback riding. He was an avid pilot and enjoyed flying his airplane well into his seventies.

Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Jess and sister, Rosemary. He is survived by his brother, Jacque; sister, June; his four children, Scott, Kelly, Rebecca, and Jodi; grandchildren, Stephanie, Bo, Bailey, Julie, and Anders; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.