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Roy died, October 10, 2015. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII assigned to the battleship USS Indiana. Roy was a graduate of Washington State University where he earned his bachelor's degrees in Agriculture and Education and a PhD. in Agronomy. Roy taught and worked 30 years as a research scientist and extension specialist for the WSU Agronomy department. In 2006, Roy was honored by Washington State University in the renaming of its primary turfgrass farm in Puyallup to "The Roy L. Goss Research Farm." Roy retired in 1995 and was a resource person for master gardeners as well as being a keynote speaker at many seminars. He jumped at NCSB 1946-50
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Goss, Roy L. (North Cascades 1946)" (2016). Smokejumper Obituaries. 694.