Eleanor Dale Ross

Ross, Eleanor web picMay 1921 ~ Mar 2015

Eleanor Ross, 93, of Hughson, passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehab Center. Eleanor was born in Ventura, CA, the only child of Bert and Ruby Moore. She met the love of her life, James D. Ross Jr, as a childhood neighbor in Pacoima near San Fernando, CA. She graduated from San Fernando High School in 1938, they were married in the Van Nuys Missionary Church June of 1942. They had three children, Sharon, Elizabeth, and James. The family moved to Turlock in 1964 where Jim worked as an insurance agent while Eleanor was a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker. They have been active in their local church and in Gideons International.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and by a granddaughter, Robin Boyd, in 2011. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James D. Ross Jr. of Hughson; children: Sharon (Duane) Meier of Truckee CA, Elizabeth (Dennis) Jones of Denair, and James (Claudia) Ross of Turlock, 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 2nd. Memorial gifts are suggested for Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214-0800.

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