OBITUARY

Ruth Sanches Ross

November 15, 1928May 12, 2019
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Ruth Sanches Ross, age 90 of Forest, widow of Walter Ross, Jr., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born in Maui, HI on November 15, 1928, daughter of the late Francisco and Lucy Sanches.

Ruth Loved gardening, working with her crafts and flowers, but especially spending time doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Debora R. Shiro and husband Bob, and Denise R. Tyree and husband Eddie; a son, Darrel L. Ross; Five grandchildren, Jennifer Spencer and husband Wymann, Lauren Daniel and husband Morgan, Brian Ross and wife Lauren, Kelsey Clay and Maria Washburn; three great grandchildren, Gavin Woods, Tilden Woods and Gypsy Spencer.

A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, with Rev. Edward Jones officiating. A reception will be held at the funeral home following the service until 8:00 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Virginia Memorial Park.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Rev. Edward Jones and Mrs. Clara Jones, their family, as well as the Bolling Hill Baptist Church, for the endless caring, dedication and love that they gave to Ruth and her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memoriam of Ruth Ross be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3831 Old Forest Road, Suite 7, Lynchburg, VA 24504.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Reception After the Service Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Ofelia Angus

May 16, 2019

Ruth and I were very good friends. I lost contact with her and the last time I saw her with a caregiver she did not know who I was. I have missed my friend, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and friend. Her son that played football at JF I also remember him. At that time my children where in the band at JF also. I lived in Hawaii for five year and we used to sit and talk about how beautiful Hawaii is. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. And may the Lord hold you in his loving arms. and remember she is in a better place.
Sincerely, from your friend in Christ,
J. Ofelia Angus

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