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Ross, Forrest L.

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August 22, 1948 - September 6, 2016

Ross, Forrest L.

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

 

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19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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Williams Family

October 04, 2016 8:20AM

Condolences to the Ross family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.


TIM O'HARA

September 23, 2016 8:01AM

LINDA, MY MOTHER IS JUNE O'HARA, SHE WANTED ME TO CONTACT YOU AND SEND HER DEEPEST SYMPATHY. FORREST USED TO WORK FOR MY DAD, AL O'HARA AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. PLEASE CONTACT ME THRU EMAIL, OR CALL MY MOM, 940-855-3897. SHE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU


Michael Smith

September 20, 2016 1:20PM

We were so sorry to hear that Boo passed. There are so many memories of great times at the Ross family home. He made me a life long Dylan fan and I'll never forget his terrific sense of story telling and humor. One of a kind. Kari and I are thinking about you guys.
-Mike and Kari Smith