Scott Ray Gross
August 13, 1976 – October 25, 2017
Scott Ray Gross, 41, passed away in the fall of 2017. He was born in 1976 to Harold and Mary Gross at Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, Oregon. Scott was born August, Friday the 13th of that bicentennial year.
He joined his two older sisters and his devoted parents who raised their children lovingly on the family farm in the rural countryside. The three siblings enjoyed their childhood years on the farm helping their parents with their large garden, riding bikes, catching water skippers and crawdads in the irrigation ditches, and getting pulled on a sled on the back of their dad’s Honda in the winter snow. The Gross family enjoyed spending their leisure time playing baseball and croquet in the yard, having campfires, and playing cards, and jumping on the trampoline. Vacations were spent mostly camping with good friends. Their father spent extra care to raise his children with a love for the outdoors. Scott and his dad spent many years hunting, fishing, and enjoying all that Idaho has to offer.
Scott graduated from Fruitland High School in 1994. During his years in high school he was involved in the FFA program, played basketball, and made many lasting friends. He was the co-captain of the football team his senior year when they ended up winning Fruitland’s first-ever state championship in 1993. Shortly after high school he began work for Swire Coca-Cola but he is best known in the area for his work at Schwan’s. He loved meeting new people while out on his route and was often seen sharing a laugh with his patrons. This love of people made him very successful in his work and he was Schwan’s top salesman many times because of it.
When Scott met Monica Garner, he fell in love with not only her, but also her two children Brodie and Kirsten. Scott enjoyed being a stepdad and spent many hours being like a father to them. On October 31, 2013, they welcomed their precious son Grayson in to the world. He was the most important part of Scott’s life. He loved his little boy so much that he even changed his work schedule so that he could be home more to take care of him. Scott continued the tradition passed down by his own father for the love of the outdoors to Grayson. They spent many happy days out on the family farm riding four-wheelers and playing with grandpa. Scott was a devoted father which is evident from the joy on their faces in the pictures taken of them.
Scott is survived by his father Harold Gross, his mother Mary Hansen, his two sisters Pam (Kent) Stampfli, Sandie Dickinson, his son Grayson Gross, his nieces and nephews Drake Stampfli, Hunter Stampfli, Saige Stampfli, Kyler Dickinson, Ryan Dickinson, Aislyn Dickinson, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled at 5pm on Saturday, May 12th at Ontario Church of the Nazarene. Reverend Timothy Brewer will officiate. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 1131 Alameda Dr., Ontario, Oregon.
- Harold Gross, Father
- Mary Hansen, Mother
- Pam Stampfli, Sister
- Kent Stampfli, Brother-in-law
- Sandie Dickinson, Sister
- Grayson Gross, Son
- Drake Sampfli, Nephew
- Hunter Stampfli, Nephew
- Saige Stampfli, Niece
- Kyler Dickinson, Nephew
- Ryan Dickinson, Nephew
- Aislyn Dickinson, Niece
- Numerous aunts ,uncles, and cousins.
- Grayson Gross, Honorary
- Kent Stampfli, Honorary
- Drake Stampfli, Honorary
- Hunter Stampfli, Honorary
- Kyler Dickinson, Honorary
- Ryan Dickinson, Honorary
- Brodie Garner, Honorary
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018