Betty Lou Ross, formerly of Minburn, Iowa, passed away July 4, 2019 in Littleton, Colorado. She was born November 6, 1925, in Havelock, Iowa, to Carl Raymond Hawk and Thelma Sidmore Hawk. Betty served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII and later attended Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. On December 31, 1955, Betty married John Henry Ross of Minburn, Iowa. Together, they built a home and farmed in Iowa 49 years raising three children.
Betty is survived by: her children, Michael Ray Ross of Littleton, Colorado; Maria Ross Knuth (Paul) of Birmingham, Alabama; Nancy Ross Holmgren (Bertrand) of Rockford, Illinois; her eight grandchildren, Stephanie Wood (Eddie), Amanda Osness (Matt), Gretchen Crocker (Matt), Jessica Melvin (Robert), Joshua Knuth, Shaye Rawson (Phillip), Leif Holmgren (Breeze), and Lukas Holmgren; and her thirteen great grandchildren, Ethan, Emma, Caleb, Abby, Ryan, Reagan, Hannah, Eliana, Addilyn, Annabelle, Jamison, Amelia, and Abigail.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Jarvel and Raymond, and her husband of 61 years, John.
She enjoyed vegetable gardening, raising small livestock, sewing clothes for her girls, collecting dolls, attending farm auctions, earning a radio operator’s license, and travelling, especially to New Zealand and Israel.
Betty “fought the good fight” and often spoke of her longing for heaven -- being united with her Savior and her loved ones in heaven.
Funeral services are private; burial is at Fort Logan Military Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.