Ross, Jr., William Ralph "Bill" Ross, Jr., William Ralph "Bill", passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on June 10, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Diana Matthews Ross; daughter, Katherine Ross Hollmer (Frederick); son, Michael Warren Ross; and grandchildren, Justin Frederick Hollmer, Julianna Mary Hollmer, and Jessica Grace Hollmer. He is also survived by his only brother, John Robert Ross (Molly) of Dallas, Texas. Bill was born on February 13, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas, the first child of the marriage of William Ralph Ross of Mexia, Texas, and Loretta Frances Pletcher of Shreveport, Louisiana. Bill married Diana Lee Matthews of Denver, Colorado, on April 26, 1986 in that city. Bill grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Hillcrest High School. He went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University with his B.B.A. After joining Mobil, Bill then pursued graduate work at the University of Denver College of Law where he received his J.D. degree. An accomplished oil and gas accountant, Bill worked for many years for the Mobil Corporation in Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and elsewhere before eventually retiring to pursue other personal and professional interests. During their 27 years of marriage, Bill and Diana were close and loving companions who shared a deep love of family, travel, history, nature, and the arts. In recent years, with Diana's unwavering support, Bill bravely faced and beat several personal health issues, becoming a cancer survivor. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway North, Austin, TX 78746. Family and friends welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 13, 2013