Gaylord Rosswell, “Ross” Drown, 78, of Filer Idaho, passed away on May 23, 2018 at his daughter’s residence in Glendale, Arizona.
Ross was born December 12, 1939 to George Rosswell Drown and Virginia Fay Drown in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was the fourth of nine children and was a devout member of the Followers of Christ Church. Ross graduated from Buhl High School in 1959 and attended the University of Utah with a football scholarship. Following his education, he decided to pursue his passion of farming. Ross returned to the Magic Valley and married Maxine Miller in 1962. Together they raised four children while building a successful dairy farm. Ross had a prosperous career as a dairy farmer in Filer for 46 years, and he was recognized as a leader in the advancement of agricultural composting. During their career, he and Maxine received an award through the Farmers Home Administration as Farm Family of the Year. Ross focused on producing sugar beets, certified bean seeds, corn, and alfalfa.
Ross enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was motivated to have an intentional role in his grandchildren’s lives, attending games, graduations, and traveling to be with them on their school breaks and family vacations. He will be remembered as a man after God’s own heart, a storyteller, a loving father, and the best grandfather. He sought after truth in his life, and he encouraged those around him to have hope in all circumstances, to forgive without hesitation, and to love unconditionally. He was a living example of love, joy, and peace. He will be missed more than words can express.
Ross is survived by his four children, Steven Drown, Terry Drown, Karleen Dey, and Tammy Boesel; six grandchildren, Mitchell Drown, Derek Drown, Rachel Reed, Alex Dey, Matthew Boesel, and Austin Dey; one great-grandchild, Bella Joy Drown; siblings, Byron Drown, Lynn Drown, Judy Martin, Herbert Drown, Delton Drown, and Myla Davis.
Ross was predeceased by his father and mother; his brother, Wylen Drown and his sister, Zandra Robbins. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the First Christian Church (1005 Poplar St.) in Buhl, Idaho and the burial will follow at Filer Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
First Christian Church
1005 Poplar Street