Ross Weible

04/05/1923 — 08/30/2003

From Othello, WA, US | Born in Princeton, Idaho

Ross Weible

Ross Weible

Ross Weible, 80, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 5, 1923, to Alfred and Emma Gonser Weible in Princeton, Idaho. Being raised near Farmington, WA, he also received his education there.

He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during World War II. He married the love of his life, Frannie Elder, in June of 1949 in Garfield, WA.

In 1952 Ross began leveling land for irrigation in the Columbia Basin and shortly thereafter settled in Othello where he enjoyed farming nearly 50 years. Ross also enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially piloting his plane. He was very talented in metal fabrication and able to fix most anything. He was in his glory operating a tractor or heavy equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Fran Weible; five children, Kathy Zaccagnino and Ron Brown of San Dimas, Ca; Brenda Hauber and husband, Gary of Wenatchee; Bernie Weible of Othello; Laura Michel and husband, Jay of Pasco; and Barbara Lilienthal and husband, Ray of Pasco; one brother, Harvey Weible of Kennewick; nine grandchildren, Brandon Boyd, Gregory Hauber, Grant Hauber, Kody Michel, Zack Michel, Nick Michel, Megan Michel, Troy Lilienthal, Skylar Weible; and four great-grandchildren, twins Emma and Hunter Michel, Taylor Michel, Bryson Boyd and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Weible.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 2 at 11:00 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens for family and friends. His celebration of life will follow at 1:00 PM at the Calvary Church, 1520 Fowler Street, Richland, WA with a reception to follow at the Shilo Inn in Richland. Arrangements by Einan’s Funeral Home.

Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Shriners Children's Hospital or Adams Grant County Hospice Home Health Care in Moses Lake.

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  • I want to give my deepest condolences and am sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service. Through Barb I was able to get a sense of the kind of man her father was. He had to be an extraordinary person as reflected by the character of Barb and the other members of the family that I have had the chance to meet.

    My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family.

    Bradley Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I want to give my deepest condolences and am sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service. Through Barb I was able to get a sense of the kind of man her father was. He had to be an extraordinary person as reflected by the character of Barb and the other members of the family that I have had the chance to meet.

    My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family.

    Bradley Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • So very sorry to read about your loss. It must have been a very difficult time for you Fran. Our thoughts are with you.

    Our fond memories of Ross and you, Fran, is our fishing trips to the West side of Vancouver Island. We shared many laughs and dinners which we wont forget.

    Donna & Leonard V'Dovec
    November 4, 2014
    Veradale, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss.

    Ross will always be with me in my heart and memory.

    I will miss him.

    John Adair
    November 4, 2014
    Roseville, CA, US
  • My favorite memory of Ross is 30+ years old. I mentioned one day that I would love to see Kathy’s new baby, his grandson Brandon, but no time to drive to Centralia from Othello. Ross offered to take me in his plane and off we flew–a private viewing of circles irrigating the desert and Cascade mountains from a perspective I had never experienced. Always generous and non-judgemental, welcoming me to his home and family–I will miss him too.

    Cheri Weible
    November 4, 2014
    sacramento, CA, US
  • Kathy,

    My deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

    May time help heal your loss.

    God Bless.

    Sincerely,

    Marcie Santos

    Marcie Santos
    November 4, 2014
    Pico, Rivera, CA, US