On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Donald A. Ross, Sr., loving husband and father of four, laid down his working tools at the age of 90. He was born November 6, 1931 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Don was raised in Concrete, went to Concrete grade school and High school. He graduated from Western Washington University (College at that time) and returned to Concrete to work in the family business, the State Bank of Concrete.
He married three times, had an additional foster child, 5 stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Don loved the Upper Skagit Valley and its residents, dedicating himself to a life of community service there. He was an active leader in the Mount Baker Council of the Boy Scouts of America for several decades as well as the Campfire Girls, a deacon in both the Presbyterian and Lutheran churches in Concrete and Sedro Woolley, and a Mason of the 32nd degree and Nile Shriner. He was a US Army Veteran. As a lifetime active ham radio operator, K7OYP, Don trained for community safety and helped create an area communication network that is in place today. He loved woodworking, camping, hiking, classical music and opera. A multi-faceted man who will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Ross, of Mount Vernon; his children; steps-grands; great-grands.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings; first two wives, Harriet Ross and Elsie Ross; one infant son; and one grandson.
A Graveside service will be held at 1:00, at Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete, WA on Saturday, July 30, 2022, followed by a reception at the CCD center, 45590 Limestone St. Concrete, WA.
Please direct any memorials, donations to Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church or any charitable organization. Share your memories of Don and sign the online guest register.