Kathryn “Kathy” G. Ross

07/03/1952 — 12/11/2019

From West Richland, WA | Born in Idaho Falls, ID

Public Viewing

Mon, December 16, 2019, 5:00 pm
Mon, December 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
Einan’s at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA US 99352

Funeral Service

Tue, December 17, 2019, 11:00 am
LDS Paradise Chapel

West Richland, WA

Kathryn “Kathy” G. Ross

Kathryn Gay Ross, 67, of West Richland, WA passed away on December 11th 2019.  She was the second daughter of Evelyn Perny and Fredrick Weise. Evelyn later married Benjamin Young, who Kathryn called “Daddy.”

Kathryn married John Cooke in August of 1972 in Idaho Falls, ID.  They were married for fifteen years and had four children:  Anthony Cooke, Andria Major, Michelle Fertuna, and Melissa Gilman. She also had an “adopted” son, Timothy Gifford, who is the son of her late sister, Susan. Later, Kathryn found the love of her life, Gerald Alan Ross, and they were married in May of 1990.

Kathryn was a skilled nurse.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was known as MorMor (grandmother in Norwegian) to 15 grandchildren who were her pride and joy.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Gerald, all of her children, and grandchildren, and three siblings:  Benjamin Young and Carolyn Moore of Pocatello, ID, and Sonja Warren of Boise, ID. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings:  Susan Gifford, Robert Young, and Teresa Daniels.

A viewing will be held at Sunset Gardens in Richland on Monday, December 16th; from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on December 17th at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 4500 Paradise Drive in West Richland.

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  • When our son Shawn and your daughter Michelle were married, we became family. All to soon, you were taken away from us and left us deeply saddened. I know someday we will rejoice and be together again around Gods great throne. Until that day comes, Rest in Peace.

    Love Kathryn and John Fertuna

    John and Kathy Fertuna
    December 16, 2019
  • Your light was a bright hope in my life, I will miss you!

    Tiffany Matusek
    December 15, 2019
    Pocatello, Idaho
  • To Kathy’s family, so sorry for your loss, we are cousins, she was always kind and thoughtful of others. Got to spend some time with her at a recent reunion in Island Park, cherished memories ❤️

    Chris Hymas
    December 15, 2019
    Rigby, Id
  • The Alvarado Family from Puerto Rico linked to Kathy by the Moore Family because of Daymi Moore want to share our sorrow and pray to the Lord that the Spirit will give confort and peace to Kathy’s relatives in this moments. May the Lord bless you all now and forever.

    Miguel A Alvarado Santos
    December 15, 2019
    Ponce, P.R.
  • Kathy I am so thankful to have you as a sister. Growing up you have taught me so many important life lessons. I will truly miss you. Till we meet again. I love you.

    Ben Young
    December 15, 2019
  • Love you tons and will miss you more. Heaven is lucky to have a sweet angel in their presence. Rest in peace dear sister.

    Ben and Lisa
    December 15, 2019
  • Love, hugs and prayers in your time of sorrow.

    Gary and Donna Legler

    Gary and Donna Legler
    December 14, 2019
    Coulee City
  • So sorry Andria I hope God speed spiritual healing you way. Love you nini

    Nini bender
    December 14, 2019
    San Diego CA.