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1930 Sally 2020

Sally Ross

September 1, 1930 — November 28, 2020

Sally Ross, age 90 of Montello passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison.  Sally was born in Liverpool, England to William and Sarah (Sullivan) Noud. As a young child, Sally survived many bombings during World War II, being bombed out of 3 shelters in one night. When she graduated from the Catholic School at the age of 14, she went to the Isle of Man in the heart of the Irish Sea to formally train to become a waitress. She worked at a Greek restaurant there and learned the trade well.  Sally married US Air Force Airman Jerome W. Ross on August 28, 1952 in Liverpool North, England and came to the United States with her husband in 1956 on the Queen Elizabeth. Jerome preceded her in death in June of 1983.

Sally and her family moved around and lived all over the United States. She loved it and always said “I am a bird, I like to fly!”  Sally was very proud she had visited every state in the United States except two.  The family settled in Montello in 1967 where she worked as a waitress at Indian Echoes Supper Club for 19 years, taught at the Guadalupe Center in Endeavor at the same time.  Sally also worked at Swiss Colony with her buddy, Pat Crandall and finally at her friend Maggie’s restaurant, The Smugglers, until she retired.  Sally was an avid and loyal Packer fan since 1956 and never missed a game. She became a citizen of the United States of America in 1980 and was very proud to be an American!

She was a fun and amazing mom, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Sally was loved by all people she met and loved them all back! Now Sally is “flying” in heaven as an angel watching over all of us. She will forever be missed!

Sally is survived by her sons:  Jerome “Jerry” (Kim), Frank (Betsy), Joe, Vince (Fianna) and grandchildren: Michelle (Joe) VanderWerff, Meghan (Patrick) O’Connell, Samuel Ross, Brett Ross, Stuart Ross, Gabriel Ross, Christina Ross, Sarah Ross and Cullen Ross.  She is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Garrick Staveness, Mikayla and Austin VanderWerff as well as very special friends (aka her personal taxi service): Maggie Holness, Sandi Ladik and family, Patti Bradley and Deb Glaser.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 31 years, her infant sons: Jerry and Stuart, her only daughter, Patti, sisters: Maggie and Agnes, brother, Bill and special friends: Pat Crandall and Carrie Manning.

Please join our family in a Celebration of Life for Sally.

Although we have cried our tears and are extremely saddened by her passing, a life well-lived deserves to be celebrated, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. We will honor her the best way we know how and that is to have a party!  It is with this in mind that we plan to hold this special event on May 8, 2021 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Harrisville Sportsmen’s Club in Harrisville, WI.   Put on her favorite two colors, Green & Gold, (“the only two colors in the world” and of course Green Bay Packers) and let us say goodbye in the way she would have wanted and give Sally the proper send-off she deserves. One full of love and life, just as she was.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sally Ross, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 8, 2021

2:00 - 6:00pm

Harrisville Sportsman's Club Community Center

County Rd J, Westfield, WI 53964

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