Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

Ross S. Rasmussen Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

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Date of PassingAugust 01, 2016

Ross S. Rasmussen Obituary

from Downey, Utah, United States

Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

Ross S. Rasmussen Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

164 Views

Date of PassingAugust 01, 2016

Ross S. Rasmussen Obituary

from Downey, Utah, United States


"Old Bankers Never Die, They Just Lose Interest" PRESTON, Idaho - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ross Swainston Rasmussen died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 28, 2009. A native of Preston, Idaho, Ross was born on Oct. 24, 1927, and raised by his mother Sophia Swainston Hansen and his maternal grandfather Heber Swainston. He graduated from Preston High School with the great class of '45, was drafted in to the U.S. Army shortly thereafter, and attended both BYU and Utah State University upon his return. He married his eternal companion, June D. Whitehead, on Nov. 9, 1951, in the Logan LDS Temple. Ross worked 28 years, from 1957 to 1985, for First Security Bank and later was associated with Ireland Bank and Downey State Bank following his retirement. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as bishop, high councilor and home teacher. He was also a past president and member of the Rotary Club for 28 years. Ross possessed a great sense of humor, which friends and family loved dearly. He enjoyed golf, and as Preston Country Club Champion for many years he was known as the man to beat! He also enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, Louis L'amour books, playing card games and spending time with family and friends. One of his favorite pastimes was cracking jokes and giggling with his grandchildren. He was also very meticulous about anything he owned, making most things seemingly last forever in mint condition in spite of the teasing he endured. He is survived by his loving wife, June, and his three children: Scott (Pat) Rasmussen of Pocatello, Idaho; Stacie (Eric) Falk of Millville, Utah; Cortney (Dana) Rasmussen of Prather, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Dean) Reed of Eugene, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews. Ross was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Sophia and Arnold Hansen. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, in the Preston 10th Ward LDS Chapel, 155 N. 200 West, with Bishop Mike Andrus conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home, 109 E. Oneida, in Preston, and from 10:30 to 11:30 Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Whitney Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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