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We have created a John Ross Memorial Fund if you would like to contribute. Funds will be gathered and donations made to causes and charities in the future. All funds will be distributed by the family. Thank you for your love and support!

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Memorial Created By
Jennifer Parish

John Ross

June 03, 1945 - May 26, 2020

Welcome to our virtual memorial to celebrate the life of John Ross. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer our family and friends great comfort. As we are unable to host an in person service at this time due to COVID-19, consider this to be our virtual gathering space. We will post...  see more

OBITUARY
John Ross, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and friend, died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack at home in Dolores, Colorado, on May 26, 2020. He was an honest, loyal, and generous man who would do anything for anyone...  see more
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  • Jennifer Parish
    It's been one year today that you transitioned to your next adventure, Dad. We all think about you everyday! Hope you're having fun where ever you are!
  • Amber (Hirt) Blake
    I was so sad to hear this news! I have such fond memories of John and the whole Ross family growing up. Easter celebrations, infamous rafting/canoeing trips, yearly Durango camping trips and so many more. Thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann, Nathan,...  more
    • Amber (Hirt) Blake
      Jennifer Parish Thanks so much for the kind words about Dad. We did have some fun adventures growing up!
      • June 27, 2020
  • Leah Arnold
    Leah Arnold added 1 photo(s) to the memorial John Ross:
  • Leah Arnold
    John was a very generous and kind person. He was always there if anything needed to be done. His devotion to his family and friends was straight from his heart. His trip planning skills were fantastic. Whether it was rafting or camping, we always visited...  more
  • Mike Lavey
    John was a regular at Silver Sneakers exercise class at Cortez Recreation Center and I enjoyed joking with him during and after the class. He was a special guy and he will be missed. My condolences to his wonderful family
    Mike Lavey
    • Mike Lavey
      Jennifer Parish Thank you, Mike! Mom and Dad enjoyed Silver Sneakers.
      • June 5, 2020
  • Leah Arnold
    Leah Arnold added 1 photo(s) to the memorial John Ross:
  • Leah Arnold
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    • Leah Arnold
      Jennifer Parish These are wonderful pictures! Dad had some interesting choices in pants!
      • June 5, 2020
  • Mike  Ross
    Our hearts are with you. Here are a few photos from our visit in Ohio. We were really looking forward to seeing everyone this summer.
    • Mike  Ross
      Jennifer Parish Thank you for sharing these pictures, Uncle Mike!
      • June 5, 2020
  • Jeanne  Schallhorn
    John will always be remembered for his welcoming and kind spirit. Some of my favorite memories are from our trip to visit several years ago. He was the ultimate river guide and instructor. John’s calm demeanor and witty sense of humor kept us all...  more
    • Jeanne  Schallhorn
      Jennifer Parish I remember Dad loved your family visit. Thank you for sharing!
      • June 5, 2020
  • Gayle Murphy
    John and Mary Ann were so kind to welcome me in to their home. One special memory was he taught me how to drive his big green tractor.
    • Gayle Murphy
      Jennifer Parish Thank you for sharing your memory, Gayle. Dad loved to teach people to drive the tractor!
      • June 5, 2020
  • Jennifer Parish
    Today would have been Dad's 75th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! Take a look at his shirt!
  • A Nelson Parish
    There's always such a big disconnect when someone so full of live, love, and lessons leaves us. Our hearts go out to John's wife, Mary Ann, his two children, and his three grandkids as well as all of his other family and friends. Another light has gone...  more
    • A Nelson Parish
      Jennifer Parish Thank you so much, Nelson!
      • June 3, 2020
    • A Nelson Parish
      A Nelson Parish Both Kyoung-Hee and I hope you, your mom, Nathan, Alma, and Keegan, Drew, and Maya are doing as well as you can for now. The picture we put up is from Keegan's swimming pool birthday party in 2007. I think KH and I were the only ones not in the pool...  see more
      • June 5, 2020
  • Carey Parish
    Throughout my life I have been fortunate to have had many positive male role models. John Ross was one of those men. John provided me with countless opportunities to explore the outdoors. I cherish the memories of overnight rafting trips, touring...  more
    • Carey Parish
      Jennifer Parish Thanks so much, Carey. He loved you very much!
      • June 3, 2020
  • Lisa and Ronnie Almond
    John and Mary Ann always made us feel welcome in their homes in New Mexico and Colorado. We loved going rafting, hiking, sighting, taking RV trips and spending time with them and their family.

    The memories we have of John and the kindness he shared...  more
    • Lisa and Ronnie Almond
      Jennifer Parish Thanks so much, Lisa and Ronnie! I remember stories of your rafting and travel adventures. You were two of his favorite people.
      • June 3, 2020
  • Debbie Dore
    We are so very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Uncle John. We feel very fortunate to have been able to visit with Uncle John and Aunt Mary Ann during their visit to Ohio. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Here’s a photo of his...  more
    • Debbie Dore
      Jennifer Parish Thank you so much! I'm glad he and Mom were able to spend time with you all.
      • June 3, 2020
  • Kayla Leistman
    He was such an amazing and kind man. I’m so sorry for your families loss. He will be greatly missed.
  • Catherine George
    • Catherine George
      Jennifer Parish Thank you Cathy! This is a really good picture!
      • June 3, 2020
  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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  • Jennifer Parish
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