Derral Dean Mosby, 64, of Ridgefield, Washngton, was born Aug. 29, 1955, in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He passed away July 1, 2020, in Ridgefield, Washington.
Derral lived his entire life as a true representative of “the Cowboy Code.” Virtually born in the saddle on the Mosby Family Century Farm, he was a successful sheep and cattle rancher, all-around champion rodeo cowboy and a well-respected cattleman. The only thing he loved more than his much-beloved registered horned hereford show cattle was his family.
Survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Tomi Mosby; daughter Staci De Jong (Jerry) Lebanon, Oregon; “Poppy” to grandchildren Trevor and McKenzie Turner of Battle Ground, Washington; Taylor and Logan De Jong of Lebanon, Oregon; and Dawsyn Mosby of Centralia, Washington. Preceded in death by sons Derral K. and Chance and daughter Lacy. Friend and mentor to many, Derral was truly a one of a kind, irreplaceable man taken from us suddenly and far too soon.