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Ross Wilkins

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Ross Burton Wilkins passed away peacefully with his family at his side at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Born on April 15, 1920 in Miltonvale, KS to Webster Burton Wilkins and Amy D. (Eckert) Wilkins. After Jr. high he moved with his family to Vernonia, OR where he completed high school.  After high school Ross worked in forestry and he met and married his first wife June and they had a son, Lyle Wilkins in 1943.

Ross enlisted with the Merchant Marines in June of 1943. After returning from the war Ross held jobs in forestry including driving a logging truck until he began working as a lineman for PP&L where he helped to install and complete power line service in Eastern Oregon.

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