Allen Leroy Ross, 76, of Longview and a former Sunnyside resident passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Longview's Hospice Care Center.
Allen was born April 5, 1935 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to George and Edith (Hilzer) Roos.
He graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1953.
He married Doris Irene Johnson on June 12, 1965 in Sunnyside.
Allen had worked for Pitzer and Knerr Auto Parts in Sunnyside.
Moving their family to the Longview area 40 years ago, Allen began his longtime employment for Weyerhaeuser, starting out in the woods at Camp Kalama and retiring as a millwright at R & W Paper in 1997.
He was a member of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers.
Allen enjoyed the outdoors immensely. He loved fishing, camping, woodworking, working on cars and motorcycles. He was a collector of many things, including tools, clocks and watches.
He was known to be able to fix anything and was always ready to help his family and friends.
He loved anything mechanical and was a do-it-yourself guy. He was called upon many times to help family, friends and friends of the family.
Allen had a great sense of humor and loved being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Doris of Longview; two daughters, Susan (Troy) Trevino of Longview and Shere (Alan) Richardson of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Brittany and Brielle Webb, Taylor and Trey Trevino all of Longview and Hailey Richardson of Shreveport; brother, Walt (Dorothy) Blankenship of Sunnyside; brother-in-law, Howard Rogers of Sunnyside; niece, Laurel Carpino of Zillah; and two nephews, Dave Blankenship of Wapato and Lynn Rogers of Burbank.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ruth Rogers.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Steele Chapel in Longview.