In Memory

Ross Powell

Ross Powell

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Ross Howard Powell

Jan 24, 1946 – Dec 16, 2014




Ross Howard Powell passed on December 16th at his home in Des Moines, WA with his son, Rex and his long time girlfriend, Karel by his side. He was 68. Ross was born in Burien, on January 24th, 1946 to Ross and Marie Powell and was the oldest of his siblings, Laberta, Bert and David. He attended Highline High School and graduated with the Class of 1964. He married his companion Judy Van Fleet on July 10th, 1971 and had their two sons, Dax and Rex. Ross made his career at Safeway Beverage Plant and enjoyed slot machines, golf and hot rods. Ross is preceded in death by his wife, Judy, of 36 years. He is survived by his sons, Dax and Rex, and his long time girlfriend, Karel Leisure. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 24th from 2-5pm at Des Moines Activity Center 2045 S. 216th Street Des Moines WA 98198.


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01/12/15 03:22 PM #1    

Steve Anderson

Glad Ross was able to make it to the 50th Reunion.


01/13/15 10:02 PM #2    

Lynn Britton

It was great to see Ross at the reunion in spite of his illness.  I was able to see him frequently for several years as he was driving the employee bus at SeaTac after he retired.  He was a great guy and will be missed.

01/27/15 05:50 PM #3    

Eddie Roberts

Ross was a good old friend from grade school thru high school. We played football and baseball together and I always wanted, for some reason, to make him laugh! One time in 9th grade at Seahurst at lunch I did the old " look Ross, I'm a pimple" trick and squeezed my cheeks sending mashed potatoes out of my mouth and Ross, while trying not to laugh blew a great big milk bubble out his nose and immediately grabbed it and put it in his shirt pocket. I almost blew out the rest of my mashed potatoes and we laughed like crazy. He remembered it at the reunion and we both had a chuckle. I hadn't known he was sick and it was sure nice to see him there. Test In peace old Pal.

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