Pauline Ross


Pauline Ross

Pauline Naomi Ross passed away at her home in Goldendale, Washington on June 15, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born in Sanford, Florida on October 8, 1921 to Annie Retha (Carter) and Alfred Lonnie Oglesby.

Pauline attended schools in Florida. She married Joseph Calvin Burch on December 10, 1946 in Georgia but later divorced. She married William Franklin "Bill" Gibbs and they moved to Washington in the mid-50's and lived in the Tri-Cities area. After Bill passed away, Pauline married Milburn "Dick" Ross in Kennewick on March 15, 1970, and they later moved to Goldendale.

Mrs. Ross enjoyed fishing, gardening, canning and crocheting. She is survived by her son James Burch of Goldendale; four grandchildren Willy Burch, Brian Burch, Joseph Gibbs/Vandergrift and Tyler Gibbs/Vandergrift; five great grandchildren; and very close friend Nick Curtis. She was preceded in death by her son William Fred Gibbs.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 24 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. To send condolences to Pauline's family, please visit


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