Patricia Ross (06/20/1940 - 07/26/2009)

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ROSS, Patricia Louise Patricia was called to the Lord July 26, 2009, five short weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Born to Hubert J. & Helen M. Ross (Simon) June 20, 1940 in Keuterville, ID. Pat was #5 of a large Catholic family blessed with 14 children. Five sisters: Anna Marie Ahlers, Sandpoint, ID; Linda Key (Mike), Grangeville, ID; Judy Klapprich Uhlenkott (Lloyd) & Sandra Halbert (Terry) of Cottonwood, ID. Eight brothers: Harold Ross (Chris), Lewiston, ID; Donald Ross (Shirley), Sandpoint, ID; Robert Ross (Donna), Cottonwood, ID; William Ross (Marie), St. Maries, ID; John Ross (Janie), Fernwood, ID. Preceded in death by her parents and four brothers Gerald, twin of Harold; Marvin, Timothy and Thomas Ross. Patricia and Gregory J. Nuxoll were married, February 23, 1957, at Cottonwood, ID. Patricia & Gregory had five children: Connie Nuxoll Claus (Mike); Michael Nuxoll, both of Boise, ID; Patrick Nuxoll, Lewiston, ID; Russell Nuxoll, Spokane, WA; and David Nuxoll went to the Lord in 1979. Patricia followed Gregory throughout Idaho from Cottonwood to Bonners Ferry. Patricia & Gregory moved the family to Spokane, WA in 1965 and they divorced. Many years later Patricia married William Clark and followed his dream as a musician across the country from WA to TN. Patricia's favorite entertainment in the 1960's, '70's and '80's was to dance the Jitterbug at her various dance halls throughout the Spokane Valley. Patricia fulfilled one of her dreams in 1989 when she moved to Seaside, OR to live near the ocean. There she worked as a caregiver in a home for the handicapped and also the Warrenton Fish Market, in Warrenton, OR returning to Otis Orchards, WA in 1991. Pat was then called upon to assist with the care of her ill father and then her mother at the ranch in Cottonwood, ID. Patricia later returned to Otis Orchards, WA in 1994 where she lived the rest of her life. Patricia was proud of her large family. Patricia was blessed with eight grandchildren and several great-granchildren, many nieces and nephews. She cherished the memories of many family gatherings, including reunions and hunting trips. Patricia had many trials and tribulations here on earth, more than many could endure, but her strong family values and Catholic faith always pulled her through. She has left us with a feeling of hollowness in our hearts that time will never erase. If only she would have fought a little while longer. We love you, mom, sis, grandma, aunt and friend Pat. Patricia's memorial service will be held July 31, 2009 at 11:00am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, following with a procession to the final resting place, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Otis Orchards, WA.

Published in Spokesman-Review from July 30 to July 31, 2009