Betty Jo Ross
October 25, 1930 ~ November 13, 2020
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Betty Jo Ross, 90, passed away Nov. 13, 2020. Survived by daughters, Aileen (Russel) Woolbright, Deborah Rogers and Donna (Mark) Cox; sons, Jerry Jr. (Leanne) Ross and James Ross; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Gilbert) Ross; and sisters-in-law, Alice (Noel) Leerskov and Anita Graham. Preceded in death by husband, Jerry Donald Ross; son-in-law, Michael Rogers; parents, Joseph and Ruth Graham; parents-in-law, Ardy and Gertrude Ross; granddaughter, Melanie Woolbright; brother, David Graham; brother-in-law, Finis Hooper; and sister-in-law, Beverly Ross. Betty was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Marlow, Okla. She was a faithful companion to her adoring husband, and gladly served along his side in many locations and capacities worldwide in the ministry of the Gospel. Virtual private services due to Covid-19 on Dec. 6, 2020. A link will be provided for extended family and friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
By Jennifer Hintz
On Friday, November 13th at 8:00 a.m. our beloved Grandma Ross peacefully passed from this life into Paradise. When her husband, my Grandpa, passed away I wrote a tribute about his “bigness”– how big and expansive every aspect of his life was. Grandma was his perfect counterpoint– she wasn’t “small”, but her sweet, more demure personality gave space and a canvas for all that Grandpa was: she was his balance, his audience, and his home base. Together, they exemplified what relationships ideally can be: each person showing off the best features of the other. What Grandpa (and all of us) saw in Grandma was a gorgeous lady who humbly served God, her family, and others. She did not seek the limelight, was very practical and adaptable, and she saw the humor in anything with an easy, infectious laugh. She was very content to sit and rock babies, and she rocked a lot of babies in her 90 years. We love you, Grandma, and we’ll miss you.