Darrell Ross

Darrell Ross

Sunday, October 16th, 1938 Sunday, August 30th, 2020

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Obituary for Darrell L. Ross

Darrell Lee Ross, 81, of Monmouth, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

Darrell was born on October 16, 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska. Darrell and his family lived in Nebraska, Portland, OR and Southern California before ultimately settling in Medford, Oregon. Darrell graduated from Medford Senior High School in Medford, Oregon and was part of the graduating class of 1956. Darrell then went on to attend Oregon State University where he graduated in 1961 with a degree in Business Administration.

Upon graduation from Oregon State, Darrell went to work for Mobil Oil Company where he spent the first few years of his formative professional career building a solid foundation for business concepts that would serve him well as he would later go into business for himself. After leaving Mobil Oil Company, Darrell began “second career”, in the restaurant industry, going to work with his family at the Sizzler Family Steak Houses. In 1978, Darrell started the D.L. Ross Company headquartered in Eugene, OR. Darrell ran his business in Oregon for almost 30 years and built lifelong friends and memories with thousands of individuals in the restaurant industry across the state.

Upon retirement in 2005, Darrell spent some of the best years at his beloved home in Blue River, OR on the banks of the McKenzie River. There he became a part of the small community and always enjoyed visits from his children and grandchildren. For the past 5 years, Darrell has called Monmouth, Oregon home.

Darrell was an avid fan of all things “Oregon State” and called his allegiance with the school one of his proudest accomplishments and best memories. He was a long-time season ticket holder for the football and basketball teams. In the past few years, Darrell was able to fulfill his dream of seeing a few parts of the world that were always on his “to see” list. Italy, France, Spain and the Western half of the U.S. and Canada by train were a few of the highlights.

Darrell was predeceased by his parents Ed and Iris Ross. He is survived by his sister, Sally Plumley and brother-in-law Neil Plumley of Monmouth, Oregon and their children Jeff Plumley and Sara Breyman (David) of Dallas, OR. Darrell is survived by his children, daughter, Heather (Lexington, KY) and her children Wesley, Hope and Hannah Lawrence – son, Cameron (Salem, OR) and son, Greg Ross (Dana – Kansas City, MO) and their children Grant and Jackson Ross. Aunt Lois Vitek (Keizer, OR) and cousins Norma Vitek Guile (Keizer, OR) and Monte Runkle (Stayton, OR).

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 11:00 AM in Dallas, Oregon. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center - 287 Washington Street, Dallas, OR 97338. We will be practicing social distancing and face coverings will be required. Memorial contributions may be made in support of a cancer treatment and research organization of your choice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory for the family go to

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Darryl Ruberg

Darrell and I started with Mobil Oil on the same day and went through training together and then were both assigned to Saramento, CA. From that we became lasting friends. We would talk on the phone often to "catch Up". I was very sad to hear of his passing. God Speed good friend
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Trudy Carr

So very you and praying comfort for all of you. Darrell was a good man and I miss my friend so much.
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Kevin Jeanes

Gods speed Darrell, wind at your back, and heaven , before you with eternal peace have comfort my friend. Until I see your face again Darrel.
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Kevin jeanes

Godspeed Darrell Ross ,may the wind always be at your back and heaven in front of you. May travel be blessed with, until I see you again my friend
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Pat Baffaro

Condolences to the Ross family. Many happy memories talking Beaver football with Darrell. Great man who left a great legacy.
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