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2016-01-28

Linda Jane Ross

1943-2016

Surrounded by her family, Linda Jane Ross, 72, of Tarpley, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 25, in San Antonio.
She was born in Elkin, North Carolina, on May 20, 1943, to Russell and Nadine Pardue. Linda married Lawrence Earl Ross Sr. on Oct. 5, 1963, in San Antonio.
Employed in the banking industry for over 40 years, Linda chose to work the night shift for a time in Houston to avoid putting her young children in daycare.
A consummate mother and homemaker, Linda was loved by many. She dedicated her life to her husband and children. Additionally, she always treated close friends like family and made them feel welcome - no matter how busy she was with her own family, her job and life in general.
Linda is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Larry Ross, of Tarpley; sons, Earl Ross of Estes Park, Colorado, and David Ross and his wife, Donna, of San Antonio;
daughters, Melissa Henderson and her husband, John, , of El Paso, and Donna McCutcheon and her husband, David, , of Schertz; sister Penelope Simmons and her husband, Sam, of Thurmond, North Carolina; mother Nadine Pardue of Elkin, North Carolina; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren Austin, Fiona, Sydney, Olivia, Ashleigh, Zachary, Braylon and Dawan.
Linda was predeceased by her father, Russell Pardue, and sister Jodine Pardue.
Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, Jan. 29, at the Tarpley Cemetery, officiated by Reverend Dick Sisk.
Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.