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Perl - Siskiyou Memorial
Saturday April 10th, 2021

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Perl - Siskiyou Memorial
Saturday April 10th, 2021

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Pearl Ross

Pearl Marie Ross was born in Harvey, North Dakota on June 19, 1930 to Peter and Beret Churych. She was married at the age of 19 to Fred Ross in San Jose, California where they also raised their 4 children, Louis Ross, Richard Ross, Kathy Davidson, and Brian Ross. In 1979 they moved to Medford, Oregon where she lived until she passed.  Pearl had a passion for basketball, ice skating and most especially loved animals. Before her dementia got bad, she used to spend days talking on the phone with her sister Bernice where they discussed the recent games for the Portland Trailblazers and the Sacramento Kings. One of the highlights of her life was visiting her granddaughter Desiree in Portland, OR where she got to go see all her favorite ice skaters in Stars on Ice in 2002. Of her many interests, the one she was most passionate about was the humane society and caring for animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Olga Russell and Bernice Ross, her husband Fred Ross, and her son Louis Ross. She is survived by 3 of her children, Richard, Kathy and Brian. She has 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Kathy and Richard took her and Brian in after her husband passed away in 1983. She would spend her days helping Kathy care for her grandchildren, walking her beloved dog Nugget while the cat followed along. And every morning she would feed the ducks from the neighborhood creek. If you ask anyone, they will say that she is remembered for her shyness, her kind heart and gentle soul, she was everyone’s grandma. Because of her passion for animals the family would like to request in lieu of flowers you donate to either your local Humane Society or Southern Oregon’s Humane Society at their website https://www.sohumane.org/ Following the funeral, the family invites close friends and family to join them at the address in the program.

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Rich Davidson, son-in-law Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

I will truly miss my most amazing and favorite Aunt Pearl. Aunt Pearl was in fact my Double Aunt. The sister of my Mother Bernice and she married my Fathers brother, My favorite Uncle Fred. Aunt Pearl had the most incredible ability of knowing the entire families birthdays. Not just her side but our side and all our spouses and kids as well. We never stumped her on a name.My most embedded memory was listening to my Mother and Aunt Pearl talk everyday on the phone for hours. Yes hours! You would think they would run out of things to say but that of course never happened. Another fond memory was our camping trips with both Ross families together with all of us kids laughing and sharing many good times enjoying each others company.Here are the lyrics to a camp song I will never forget. Each time I think of it I can recall Aunt Pearl, Uncle Fred, my Dad Leonard, and my Mom Bernice sitting together sharing stories while all of us cousins running around, laughing, and sharing one more endless summer together.Oh we drove and drove and drove until Fred got stuck! Leonard pulled and pulled until the kids help pushed him out! We woke up in the morning and we camped at Alpine lake then Lyle had to go and get stuck, shucks! Glory Glory whats it to usGlory Glory whats it to usGlory Glory whats it to us...at least were still alive, yeah!I will always cherish you in my heart Aunt Pearl. Godspeed and tell my Mom hello.

Charlie (Chaz) Ross Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

I was blessed to become one of her many extra grandkids when I became friends with Desiree in 1986. She was always happy being surrounded by the noise and chaos of family and she always had per pup with her. She was always so welcoming and made me feel like family. I will never forget her!

Wendy Gorman Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM

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