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Roscoe Harold Morgan (Ross)

Roscoe (Ross) Harold Morgan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and wonderful friend to many died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 25, 2006. A memorial service will be held for Ross on Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Ashland First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m.

Ross was born in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada on September 24, 1917. The family moved to Alhambra, Calif. in 1924 where Ross grew up. Ross enlisted in the Army during World War II and served as Captain in the 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division in the South Pacific. He married Bernice Attridge in 1941, who preceded him in death in 1986. They had two daughters who survive.

After his return from military service he was employed as outside salesman for Dietrich-Post Co. He became sales manager, general manager and was promoted to president of the southern California office at the time of his retirement in 1984.

He married Elaine Chase in 1988. They began their life together in Atascadero, Calif., and moved to Ashland in 1994.

Ross was a member of the Sierra Madre Masonic Lodge, Toastmasters, and Ashland Elks Lodge No. 944, SOLIR and the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. He served on the boards of the First Christian Church of Pasadena, and the Santa Anita Church of Religious Science. He was a member of the board of directors of Pleion Corp. in Santa Ana, Calif. He was an avid golfer and traveler and enjoyed writing poetry for his amusement and the entertainment of others. He had an inquiring mind and was innovative in each position he held, being an excellent diplomat and always a gentleman.

His parents, two brothers and one sister and his first wife preceded Ross in death. He will be greatly missed by those who survive: his wife, Elaine; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bill Powery, Orlando, Fla.; Mavis and Randy Schutz, Canyon Lake, Calif.; three step-children, Teri and Philip Thomas and Wayne Scott, Ashland, Ore. and Ariana Storm and Kai Ariel, Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ross was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in March 1999. Throughout the disease process he kept his sense of humor and his good nature and was very appreciative of all that was being done for him. He will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Asante Hospice, 2960 Doctors Park Dr., Medford, Or 97504 who were a great help during Ross's decline.

Roscoe Harold Morgan (Ross)