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Richard Keith “Dick” Ross

  • Birth 31 Oct 1923 Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 26 Nov 2006 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 67990857

He is the son of Francis Lee Ross & Gladys Ena Ferry. He was born in Washington City, Washington County, Iowa. His death certificate says he was born in Fairfield, Iowa but that is an error.

Dick served two years in the Forest service, and four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of WWII. During WWII, He served aboard the Battleship U.S.S. Iowa, as a Machinist Mate (MM3).

On May 1, 1945 in Elko, Nevada he married Betty May Miller of Ogden, Utah the daughter of John Henry Miller and Gwennie Rees. Together Dick & Betty raised four children, one son and three daughters. They were later divorced.

He worked, as a civilian, at Hill Air Force Base. He was an aircraft mechanic for years, and later, became a foreman in the Flight Test area of the base.

He loved the outdoors: camping, fishing, and hunting.

He is survived by his four children: Keith (Debbie) Ross; Joy (Daryl) Turk; Sheila (John) Love; and Vicky Wilson. He is also survived by several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother Harold Lee Nelson; a half-sister, Gladys Marguerite "Margie" Nelson Kennedy; and a brother Robert Russell "Bob" Ross.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Keith “Dick” Ross (31 Oct 1923–26 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67990857, citing Lindquist Memorial Park, Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Richard Ross (contributor 47471569) .