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Frederick Allen Ross, 83

| June 16, 2022 2:40 PM

Frederick Allen Ross, 83, of Osburn, Idaho, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away June 13, 2022, at Mountain Valley of Cascadia in Kellogg, Idaho. Fred was born on Nov. 19, 1938, in Seattle, Wash., the son of the late Frederick James Ross and Virginia Leicht Ross.

After graduating from high school, Fred attended the University of Washington, a member of Delta Chi fraternity. Fred went on to become a News/Sports Director and broadcaster for television and radio stations across the U.S. Fred married Carol Ann Smith on July 17, 1970, in Auburn, Wash. At that time, Fred was the News Director of KTAC radio in Tacoma and a volunteer fireman for Auburn fire department. In 1976, they moved to Omak, Wash., where they owned and operated a Montgomery Wards store. In 1988, Fred and Carol retired and moved to the Silver Valley. They both enjoyed spending winters in their motor home in Yuma, Ariz., where they were known as Broadcaster and Blue Bird to their many snowbird friends.

Fred had a deep love for dogs and he was never without one by his side! He enjoyed watching UW Huskies and Seattle Seahawks football, as well as Chicago Cubs baseball, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Carol, who passed away in 2019.

Survivors include his two daughters, Shelley Henderson (Keith Huffman) of Hillsboro, Ore., and Debbie (Rich) Kochanuski of Clifton Park, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Kayla Kochanuski and Corrie Kochanuski, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Bill (Nancy) Ross of Wenatchee, Wash.; nieces, Debbie (Lars) Landrie and Pamela (Mike) Mattingly; and a nephew, Jim (Shelly) Ross.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Fred Ross to your local animal shelter or the national ASPCA.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be announced at a later date. Memories of Fred and messages of condolence may be sent to his family online at

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