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Roscoe J. Imrie


Roscoe J. Imrie, long time cattle rancher, passed away on January 15, 2017. He was born to Jesse and Helen Imrie at the family home in Rock Creek on October 24, 1933. R o s c o e a t t e n d e d schools at Oak Grove, G o o d n o e Hills, and graduated from Goldendale High School. He was active in FFA and was chosen outstanding FFA Boy of the Year. He along with his brothers, Delbert and Marion, were chosen Young Farmers of the Year by the Goldendale Jaycees

in 1963. Roscoe worked on the family sheep ranch until the sheep were sold in 1960. In 1965, Roscoe bought cattle and continued ranching on the home place in Rock Creek until 2013. Roscoe worked hard at doing what he loved most, and that was being a cattle rancher. Roscoe served one tour in the U.S. Navy on an ammunition ship. With the help of Roger Pond, Roscoe met his future bride at the Beeks Cattlemen’s Field Day in 1974. He married Delores Mortensen in 1975. They were married for 41 years. Roscoe was selected as Klickitat County Cattleman of the Year in 1975. He served as president of the Cattlemen’s Association as well as on other committees. Roscoe is survived by his wife Delores, brother Delbert (Kay) Imrie of Yakima. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Roscoe was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Helen Imrie, and brother Marion Imrie A private interment will be in IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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