Forrest “Boo” Lindburg Ross, age 68, of Alto, New Mexico, passed away on September 6, 2016 in Plano, Texas. Forrest was born on August 22, 1948 to the late Alton Ross and Doris Fincher Ross in Wichita Falls, Texas; the firstborn of five children, he made a profession of faith at the age of 12 years old and was baptized at Southside Baptist Church. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School class of 1966. On June 6, 1968 he married the love of his life, Linda Gail McDonald Ross, and the two were blessed with 48 years together. Forrest joined the United States Army in 1968 and served his country in both El Paso, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska before his honorable discharge in 1971. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University. Forrest and Linda moved to their home in Alto, NM when he retired in 2006. Boo was a comedian at heart. He enjoyed listening to and collecting music, horse races, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Forrest Lindburg Ross is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Ross, his son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Ross, daughter-in-law, Natalie Macellaio, grandchildren, Josefina “Fina” Ross and Milo Ross, siblings, Cynthia Polvadore (Jack), Steve Ross (Pam), Brenda Whitson (Billy), and Michael Ross (Lanette), as well as nieces, nephews, extended family, cherished friends, and his beloved blue heeler, Blue Boy. Boo was fair and loving. He will be remembered for his kindness, his patience, his ability to make others laugh, and for being a wonderful husband and best friend to Linda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252