Nancy Gene Danielson Ross, age 87, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at Mountain View Care Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1925 to Raymond and Gertrude Danielson in Davenport, Iowa and grew up in Moline, Ill. Due to repeated bouts of rheumatic fever she was not allowed to do strenuous activities in her youth. During World War II, Nancy's doctor advised her to move to the cleaner, dryer climate of California to avoid further attacks and to be near an army hospital in Pasadena specializing in rheumatic fever cases.
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Nancy met Robert L. Ross in California, where he was recuperating in an army hospital. Nancy did not tell Bob that she had a bad heart. They did everything young couples did; beach parties, danced to the big bands, etc. After marrying on June 1, 1948 they returned to Montana so Bob could finish school at Montana State College. Bob put Nancy on a saddle horse and packed all over Montana. They also traveled and did a lot of camping with the family and their Boy Scout troop.
After 50 years, Nancy's heart finally fell apart and she had to have extensive valve surgery. She recovered to resume a full and very active life. With Bob, she traveled to all 50 states, and to 15 different countries. Nancy raised three healthy children and trained one husband. She delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Nancy was an active member all her life of the Methodist Church and a 65-year member and past area director of the Montana Federated Women's Club. She was active in the Gallatin County Cattlewomen and served on the board of directors. In 2003 she was selected as Gallatin County Cattle Women of the Year.
Nancy has many friends across the country and throughout the world, especially in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. She cherished each and every one of her family and friends and is cherished by them in return.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Bob; three children, Judy (Lynn) Rominger, Tim (Karin Tritt), and JoAnn (Jon) Austin; grandchildren, Rebecca (Jason) Glidden, Michael, Devin, Elizabeth (Joel) Williamson, Skylar Tritt, Andrea Tritt, and Alexa Tritt; and her great-grandchildren, Austin and Avery Glidden.
Memorial services will be held at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service in Bozeman at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2012