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Ross Oliver Walkinshaw Jr.

August 2, 1940 November 25, 2018
Ross Oliver Walkinshaw Jr.
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Ross Oliver Walkinshaw Jr., 78, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born August 2, 1940 in Hollywood, California, the son of Ross Oliver and Hazel (Gant) Walkinshaw Sr.

Ross moved in 1947 with his family to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and attended and graduated from Post Falls, High School in 1959. He learned to fly airplanes at the Hayden Airport from 1959 to 1963, obtaining his pilots license at age 19 and later his instructors certification. He was the youngest licensed pilot in the State at that time.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany from 1963 to 1966, returning to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho following his honorable discharge. Ross started working on boats and motors at his home, establishing Rosco's Mobile Marine and officially started his small business in 1983 of repairing and storing boats.
Ross loved to go fast on the water, test driving boats he worked on.

Ross married Vicki Eales Evenoff in 1973 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and together they built their home and lived in Coeur d'Alene for 37 years until Vicki's death in 2010. He continued to live there for a total of 71 years, retiring in 2017 due to an injury.

His Hobbies included buying used motor homes, refurbishing the mechanical components while Vicki remodeled and upholstered the interior. They traveled the United State and Germany, locating his family heritage in Scotland. The Scottish clan Walkinshaw means 'Walk in Forest' a heritage he was very proud of.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gwen and his survivors include his son Michael and his grandsons Austin and Ian.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

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10:00 AM 12/8/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel

744 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel
744 N 4th Street Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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