Ross, Judith L., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at Covenant- Age 72 years. The daughter of Ruth (Smith) and Gerald Smith was born June 19, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married James Ross, September 5, 1959. He survives her. Judy was a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She received her Masters of Early Childhood Development from Central Michigan University. She taught in the Saginaw Public School system, spending the most time, teaching Kindergarten at Fuerbringer School. She retired with 30 years of service. She was a Master Gardener and very active with the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square where she served on the Board of Directors. Surviving besides her husband, Jim, are three children, Jeff Ross and his wife, Tammy; Greg Ross; Anne Ross all of Saginaw, MI; five grandchildren, Courtney, Nick, Matt, Brad, Allison and Jeffery, a great grandson, Ethan James Ross; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Barb Smith, Ellsworth, MI; several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ray Smith, has predeceased her. In accordance with Judy’s wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn St. Saginaw. Rev. William R. Taylor will officiate. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the endowment fund, in Judy’s name, at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square.