Frances Ross

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  • "My condolences to the Ross family. I was privileged to call..."
    - Larry Knutson
  • "In memory of a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers..."
    - Susan Wolf
  • "Mom fought hard for her life in the past 2 moths leading up..."
    - Katherine Ross
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    - Pam Fine
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    - Kay Alexander
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

April 17, 1931 ~ April 2, 2017
"A gracious, generous, loving, artistic, intelligent soul. Fran was our level headed compass that will be
greatly missed and remembered forever
with much love and laughter."

Frances Brunner Ross, 85, passed away on Sun., April 2nd, 2017 at Hospice Care Center in Salmon Creek, Vancouver, WA. She lived most of her full, happy life in Vancouver where she moved with her family in 1967 from Canoga Park, CA. Born in Whapeton, ND in 1931, she and her father, Frank Brunner, mother, Ruth Brunner, and sister, Evelyn Brunner (Rowe) lived in Wheaton, MN until 1939 when they relocated to Hollywood, CA. There, she discovered sunshine, a penchant for white shoes, and the ability to get a smokin' tan. Fran attended Santa Monica High and Santa Monica College.
Fran was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandma to a large clan of people that adored her.
Her mission in this life was to be an indefatigable mother to her kids: Robert, Dick, and Katherine Ross, and a loving wife to her charming, individualist husband, Rod Ross (deceased). Lucky grandkids include: Rebecca (Kaihani), Jess, Matt, and Liam Ross. She was a non-judgmental ear to her friends with an uncanny way to allow the space for all to be themselves.
"After all, tomorrow is another day!"
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 9, 2017
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