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Nancy Ann Ross

11 November, 195715 June, 2021
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Nancy Ann Ross, born on November 11th, 1957 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Ann and Lorn Dalcour. She departed this life on June 15th 2021 at Allegiance Senior Care surrounded by family and friends, due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Nancy graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1976, earned an Associate’s Degree from Oregon Institute of Technology, and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from Oregon State University in 1982. She married Neil Ross in May 1982. She resided in Beaverton and Tigard since that time. She worked as a secretary and gardener for Mary Woodward Elementary School for 18 years. She shared her passion and knowledge of nature with the students. She is survived by her children Brian, Catherine, and Allison, sisters Lorann and Jean, Brother Gordon, Mother-in-Law Bonnie, and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and coworkers. Memorials may be given to Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family wish to thank the staff of Allegiance Senior Care, Providence Health Care, and the Portland ALS Foundation for the loving support they gave in her final days.

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Shelly Orchard

4 July 2021

A memory that will always be with me is of Nancy as one of our "garden ladies" and a "partner in crime" for anything that pertained to kids' learning. Multiple times, she would enter my classroom with something she had found in our school garden, that she KNEW I would be excited to show the kindergartners. And she was always right! She found dead insects, a mostly decomposed snake (the ribs/skeleton are visible - so cool!), as well as to inform me of anything that might be of interest. She came in on multiple years, in the Fall, to tell me that the spiders had been very busy and there were many webs for me to choose from. (I had a way of "capturing" the webs for students to get a close-up look! Don't worry, spiders were NOT harmed...just "put out" that their evening's work was stolen.) I will miss Nancy. But every time I'm out in the garden sharing the wonders with my kindergartners, I know I will think of her and smile.

Gordon Dalcour

2 July 2021

I remember an evening with Nancy a long time ago. It was Thanksgiving 1963. I was 18 years old and had just started college. Nancy, having a November birthday, had just celebrated her 6th birthday. I went back to Klamath Falls to celebrate the holiday. It was close to time for her to go to bed. I asked her if she would like me to read her a story. She quickly said, “ yes “ and she ran to get her storybook. She climbed up onto my lap and we read a couple of stories. Then Mother said it was time for her to go to bed. She got down and went to her bedroom. I will always remember and cherish that story time I had with my little sister.

Lorann Poudrier

28 June 2021

When I think of my sweet little sister, I always think of her love of flowers.   She loved so much to be in the earth and helping things grow and flourish.   It's very fitting for her, as she has planted seeds in all of our lives.   She was a constant source of comfort to me.  Happy and bright like a sunflower; always finding the good in situations.   Her sweet nature and kind words will be sorely missed.  She was the piece that completed our family growing up, and now that she has passed, that piece will forever be a memory.  A cherished and guarded memory of her laughter, and wisdom, and strength.  
Our 15 year age gap didn't give us much as children, but we made up for it in our adult lives.  So many vacations and experiences and memories.  One of my most memorable vacations was in November of 2013 when we cruised the Caribbean

Nancy, I know you are enjoying walking through the gardens of Heaven. 
  I love you always, Lorann

Suzanne Rice

17 June 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Nancy's illness and death. I worked with Nancy at Mary Woodward from 2009 until the pandemic hit. Nancy was always cheerful, always ready to help, even with the dirty jobs or heavy lifting. She was relentlessly positive with co-workers and students alike. I know she loved her own children, and was proud of them. We will always miss her at Mary Woodward, and I will think of her every time I am in the garden where she devoted so much of her time, love, and teaching. - Suzanne Rice

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