Betty Jo Ross

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October 25, 1930 ~ November 13, 2020

Born in: Marlow, OK
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.

Grandma’s Tribute
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.

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  1. I was a stranger and you invited me in…. I hardly knew Grandma Ross, but when our Joe married into the Ross/Rogers clan, she sat with me and helped in the throng of strangers. I have never forgotten her gentle kindness and genuine interest in my life. As I prayed for her in her last days, God said to me that she had been a warrior for Him. She leaves an amazing legacy of a life well lived. I am thinking of you all today as you say goodbye.

  2. My late husband, Jim and I were privileged to serve with the Ross’ and Woolbright’s at GracePointe for several years. So many have commented on Ms Betty’s infectious laugh and that’s one my fondest memories of her! She laughed when I knew her heart was heavy, but she had the joy of the Lord and no worries of this temporary world could take that away from her. My prayers are with all the family. I know this is another great loss for you, but what a welcome she is receiving!

  3. Sister Betty represents a life well lived. She loved and was loved. She represents a Proverbs 31 woman, an example for all women. I’m so thankful she was a part of my life.

  4. Don always called us Grandparents-in-law because we share grandkids. To us, Don and Betty were part of our extended family. We loved the times we could be together -usually somewhere neither of us were at home. It might be Dallas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado – but we always loved being with them. Our world is getting smaller as our greatest generation leaves us. What remains are the memories this precious couple has left us along with the spiritual example of true unconditional love. Jerry and Leanne-and all of the rest of you Ross family-you are loved and blessed by God to have them as your family leaders

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