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Western Slope Obituaries 11-14-11

Harold Benjamin Ross, 90, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 3, 2011 at the Sunrise Creek Care Center in Montrose, Colo.

He was born on May 12, 1921 to Charles M. and Nora A. (Kelley) Ross in Olathe, Colo., where he attended elementary and high school after which he attended Mesa State and William Jewel Colleges. He joined the Army during WWII and became a front line Combat medic, winning the Bronze Star for courage under fire as well as other citations. He first married Kathryn Eileen Ross on January 10, 1943. To this marriage, three children were born: James Harold Ross, Patricia K. Stroud, and Kristi L. Ross-Kjeldraard.

Harold worked for the Soils Conservation Service before finding his calling in real estate. While working for United Farm Agency he became Regional Manager, responsible for setting up and managing new offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. He won many top awards before retiring in 1986.

Kathryn passed away December 15, 1989. He then met and married Kolando Kay Ranch on August 10, 1990. Kay and Harold pursued many interests and activities. One that became special to them both was the continuation of Harold’s lifelong love of horses.

He is survived by wife K. Kay Ross; sister, Bessie Blouch; son, James Harold Ross; daughters, Pat Stroud and Kristi Ross-Kjeldgaard; step-children Tonya Hodgs, Rocky Ranch and Randy Ranch; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Memorial services honoring Harold’s life were held November 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo.

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Interment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Colorado.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to First Baptist Church Local Mission Fund, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.taylorfuneralservice.com.

Harold Benjamin Ross, 90, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 3, 2011 at the Sunrise Creek Care Center in Montrose, Colo.

He was born on May 12, 1921 to Charles M. and Nora A. (Kelley) Ross in Olathe, Colo., where he attended elementary and high school after which he attended Mesa State and William Jewel Colleges. He joined the Army during WWII and became a front line Combat medic, winning the Bronze Star for courage under fire as well as other citations. He first married Kathryn Eileen Ross on January 10, 1943. To this marriage, three children were born: James Harold Ross, Patricia K. Stroud, and Kristi L. Ross-Kjeldraard.

Harold worked for the Soils Conservation Service before finding his calling in real estate. While working for United Farm Agency he became Regional Manager, responsible for setting up and managing new offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. He won many top awards before retiring in 1986.

Kathryn passed away December 15, 1989. He then met and married Kolando Kay Ranch on August 10, 1990. Kay and Harold pursued many interests and activities. One that became special to them both was the continuation of Harold’s lifelong love of horses.

He is survived by wife K. Kay Ross; sister, Bessie Blouch; son, James Harold Ross; daughters, Pat Stroud and Kristi Ross-Kjeldgaard; step-children Tonya Hodgs, Rocky Ranch and Randy Ranch; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Memorial services honoring Harold’s life were held November 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo.

Interment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Colorado.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to First Baptist Church Local Mission Fund, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.taylorfuneralservice.com.

Harold Benjamin Ross, 90, of Delta, Colo., passed away November 3, 2011 at the Sunrise Creek Care Center in Montrose, Colo.

He was born on May 12, 1921 to Charles M. and Nora A. (Kelley) Ross in Olathe, Colo., where he attended elementary and high school after which he attended Mesa State and William Jewel Colleges. He joined the Army during WWII and became a front line Combat medic, winning the Bronze Star for courage under fire as well as other citations. He first married Kathryn Eileen Ross on January 10, 1943. To this marriage, three children were born: James Harold Ross, Patricia K. Stroud, and Kristi L. Ross-Kjeldraard.

Harold worked for the Soils Conservation Service before finding his calling in real estate. While working for United Farm Agency he became Regional Manager, responsible for setting up and managing new offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. He won many top awards before retiring in 1986.

Kathryn passed away December 15, 1989. He then met and married Kolando Kay Ranch on August 10, 1990. Kay and Harold pursued many interests and activities. One that became special to them both was the continuation of Harold’s lifelong love of horses.

He is survived by wife K. Kay Ross; sister, Bessie Blouch; son, James Harold Ross; daughters, Pat Stroud and Kristi Ross-Kjeldgaard; step-children Tonya Hodgs, Rocky Ranch and Randy Ranch; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Memorial services honoring Harold’s life were held November 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Delta, Colo.

Interment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Colorado.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s memory to First Baptist Church Local Mission Fund, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.taylorfuneralservice.com.