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03-10-13, 21:21
DEROSS "ROSS" MILTON JOHNSON
December 10, 1934 ~ September 26, 2013

DeRoss Milton Johnson of Ridgefield, Washington, went to meet his Lord and Savior peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Ross was born December 10, 1934 in Portland, Oregon to Walter Stanislaw and Clara Marie (Salme) Johnson.

He is survived by his loving and cherished wife, Bonnie; his six children; nine grandchildren; and one great-grand daughter. He is adored by many relatives and friends.

Ross awoke every morning with a purpose to serve others. This purpose and compassion led to his involvement in the Boulevard Chapter of the Kiwanis. He was proud to be a past president of his chapter, a past Lieutenant Governor for Division 44 and the current club treasurer. Ross was also a member of the American Legion, a member of Landmark Christian Assembly, and an adult mentor and leader to AKTION Club.

In his spare time, he could be found in his shop surrounded by piles of wood and the smell of sawdust while working on various projects. He created many masterpieces that he almost always donated to a fundraiser, a family in need, or "just because".
Ross never knew a stranger. He would share a smile, a firm handshake, a kind word to brighten someone's day, or give a loving hug with an extra squeeze at the end. He was a man of immense integrity and compassion for others.

Memorial services will be held at Landmark Christian Assembly in Battle Ground, Washington on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 11 a.m. A private committal of his cremated remains will take place on Monday at Willamette National Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Open House Ministries, PO Box 242, Vancouver, WA 98666-0242 and consider adopting a family this coming holiday season in his honor.

Please sign DeRoss's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits. - See more at: http://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/columbian/obituary.aspx?n=deross-milton-johnson-ross&pid=167308913#fbLoggedOut