Sherry L. Ross

Born: Fri., Aug. 18, 1950
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

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Sherry L. Ross, 68, of Choteau, Montana, passed away February 26, 2019 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Montana.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home and Private services will take place at a later date.
Sherry was born, August 18, 1950, and raised in Missoula, Montana to parents Gerald B. Thompson and Julia J. Merciar.  She graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula in 1968.  Sherry met James W. Ross while she was living in Bellevue, Washington and the couple were married June 2, 1979 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Sherry was blessed with two sons James Jr. and Michael whom she was very proud of and loved unconditionally.
Sherry worked as a phone operator and a dispatcher for US West Phone Company from 1968-2001, while living in Bellevue, Washington.  Sherry enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking.  She loved camping, going on drives and walks and meeting new people.  Most of all Sherry loved to spend time with her beloved husband and sons and their feline companions.
Sherry is survived by her husband of 39 years, James W. Ross of the family home in Choteau.  Her sons James W. Ross Jr. of Choteau, Montana and Michael J. Ross of Renton, Washington.  Her sisters Tina Thompson of Moscow, Idaho and Marlia Jording of Bellevue, Washington; her brother Bob(Terry)  Thompson of Boise, Idaho and a step-grandson Jacob Ralls of Texas.  
She is preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Julia Thompson and a brother Ray Thompson.
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Judy Cornell
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
We are so sad and surprised to learn of Sherry's death. Her quilts were cherished. And many cats owe their lives to Sherry. She was our good neighbor. --Judy & Jeff

Tina Thompson
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Sherry was my big sister and second mother who helped raise me when I was young. I remember looking up to her and remember how kind and patient she was with me when I was a stupid kid and she was probably at her wit's end. I became attached to most of her boyfriends over the years, but when she met Jim and they became an "item", I realized Jim was the "right" one for her. They both had good and loving hearts and never hesitated to open their home to anyone who needed a place to stay or a shelter from the storms of life. They raised two very special boys whom we are all so proud of and had endless furkids along the way. Sherry left us way too soon and so unexpectedly but I'm sure that's the way she planned it. She didn't want anyone fussing over her. We'll miss her caring ways and take-charge attitude that made everyone feel safe and loved. Sherry, I'm so happy you're at peace and in a beautiful place where you can spread your wings to enfold all of your loved ones left on Earth. Your presence here will be greatly missed by all!

Mary Anderson
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Sherry, she was so pleasant and personable.

Sally Heuscher
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Sherry will be missed at the Rocky Mountain Front Farmers' Market in Choteau. She was a very talented quilter and baker. Our thoughts go out to all her friends and family.

   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
To the Ross family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.

Marge Putman
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. I so loved Sherry as a friend. My prayers are coming your way. Hugs to all.

Michael Ross
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Sherry was my mother. I’d just like to thank everyone that was able to attend the memorial service, as well as those that left their condolences. It meant a world of difference. Rest In Peace mom.

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