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Date of Birth
Tuesday, 10 Feb 1942
Date of Death
Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 (Age 72)

Ross B. Aiken of Jackson, California, died of natural causes on August 3, 2014. He was born in San Francisco and a lifelong resident of Jackson. His family had a cabin at Silver Lake and he spent his summers exploring the hills, hunting and fishing, where he developed his love of the outdoors.

Ross graduated from Jackson Union High School in 1936 and attended junior college for one year before going to work for Bank of America as a relief teller. He was sent to branches in Northern California and, during his assignment in Hanford, California, he met his first love, Marie Pine. She was a waitress at the ice cream parlor where he had lunch every day. They married on February 10, 1942 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before Marie’s death in 1992.

During World War II, they were assigned to military posts from California to Washington.

After Ross’ discharge from the Army, they returned to Jackson to raise their family, where he took up carpentry and started Butte Block and Building Supply. Because of his love for the mountains during the summer months, Ross built cabins at Silver Lake and Bear River Reservoir and in the winter he did remodels in many homes around town.

Ross is survived by his longtime companion and second love, Patricia (Pat) Brown, his three daughters, Sandra Tollett (Dennis) of Jackson, Jacqueline Hemenway (Bruce) of Baker City, Oregon, and Patricia Romero (Edward) of Hubbard, Oregon, nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday August 8, 2014 at Daneri Mortuary. Visitation times are Thursday, August 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday, August 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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