Ross Dodge Obituary (1958 – 2021) – Boise, ID
After high school he worked in a paper bag factory, a glass factory, EJ&E Railroad, a ski lift operator and a bicycle shop, all the time having an irresistible urge to go west. So in 1984 he moved to Eugene, Oregon, and it was going to change his life. It was there that he trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior, a faith that never wavered.
This is also where his competitive spirit found its place in a game of ping-pong. His opponent won the game handily as well as his heart. Becky and Ross would be married on June 15, 1985. Ross always said that if he could go back he would change a lot of things in his adult life, as long as I arrived in Eugene in 1984. Ross was always felt lucky just to have had a first date and go back to school to be worthy of it. He received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Oregon. He loved everything about cards.
After college, Ross, Becky and their two daughters moved to Boise, ID, where he worked at COMPASS (Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho). He has spent his professional career in mapping services. It has also worked to improve and ensure the safety of cyclists on local roads, working with local and county governments. Through all the years in all kinds of weather, Ross rode bikes … commute, races and tours. He often delighted his daughters by bringing home huge pieces of paper from the office and spending hours on the floor with them drawing coloring cards.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2010 while cycling to work, Ross spent many hours at home reading, watching sports, and guiding friends and family through education. biblical.
Ross will always be remembered for his competitiveness, whether it be racing karting, playing wiffleball or crushing European opponents in online backgammon. He will also be remembered as an accomplished storyteller. Her lively movements and infectious laughter highlighted many late nights. He loved his grandchildren and spent hours on the floor coloring, playing and definitely explaining the rules of football to them.
The family would like to thank the many friends who have so lovingly encouraged, helped and supported Ross over the past eleven years of injury.
Ross is predeceased by parents Paul and Wanda Dodge. He is survived by three brothers and a sister, his wife Becky, his daughters Samantha (Jacob) and Andrea (Kevin) and seven grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made to the Ministry of Education in Kenya:
Kind hearts and hands of hope: https://caringheartsandhandsofhope.org/
The memorial service will be held on Friday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery. All are welcome.
Published by Idaho Press Tribune from December 15 to 16, 2021.