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Obituary for Ann Frances Ross (Debbie)

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Ann Frances Ross (Debbie)

November 27, 1917 - June 17, 2015


Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother passed away on June 17, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones.  Ann was born November 27, 1917, in Riverdale, New York.  She was the daughter of Howard C. Spracher and Ann M. McEwen.  She married the love of her life John F. Ross, Jr. at St. Joesph’s Catholic Church in Ogden, November 3, 1942.  John passed away January 27, 1981.

Ann was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish.  Ann’s love for her friends was evident in the friendships she treasured. She was active in many charity and civic organizations during her life. In her early years she was a counselor for Girl’s State at USU. She served as President of the following organizations: Benevolent Patriotic Order of the Does, Ogden Drove #27, Lady Elks, American Business Women’s Association, Mt. Ogden-Ben Lomond Chapter, where she was the recipient of the Woman of the Year Award, Cosmopolitan Club, charter member of the Roy Senior Citizens, Ogden Eagle Auxiliary, Rocky Mountain Air Force, Footprinters and American Legion Auxiliary Associations.

She graduated from Ogden High School in 1936 and attended the Smithsonian Business College and the Dictaphone Corporation in New York. She was employed with the US Government at the Ogden Arsenal in Procurement and the DDO.  After her family was raised, Ann enjoyed working for Auerbach’s and Castleton’s department stores in downtown Ogden.

Ann possessed a sweet spirit and was always there to help those in need.  Her memory will be our keepsake and we will forever keep her in our hearts.  She is survived by one son and two daughters: Howard J. Ross, Roy, Patricia Ann Burback (Tom), Ogden and Mary L. Hurlburt (Lance), Layton; two grandchildren: Debbie Lynn Burback, Rock Springs, WY. and Cody Mathew Hurlburt (Elisha) Layton; and one great grandchild, Sabrina Kay Hurlburt whom she all dearly loved.

Preceded in death was her loving husband, John; her angel daughter, Joel Marie; and her brother, William J. Spracher.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Fairfield Village Assisted Living, Bristol Hospice, and the George Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home for their beautiful, loving care of our sweet mom.

“Oh Lord, my God, the time has come for me to be with you for all eternity.  I only pray for those I leave behind, show them the way so that they all can find a life that’s filled with happiness and love,  For I will be watching from up above. Oh Lord my God, I put my trust in Thee, Watch over them, please God do this for me.

Family will greet friends Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah with a Vigil Service and Rosary Service beginning at 7:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel Street, Layton, Utah.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Vigil Service and Rosary Service beginning at 7:30 pm.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at the Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel Street, Layton, Utah.

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: November 27, 1917
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Condolences for Ann Frances Ross (Debbie)

Larry & Jan Miller posted on 6/23/15

Pat, So sorry for your loss. Your mother did many remarkable things in her life.


Janice Stoker posted on 6/23/15

Dearest Mary, I was amazed at your mother's accomplishments. No wonder you are a phenomenal had a great role model! I wanted you to know you are in mine & Steve's prayers. Always, Janice


Janice Stoker posted on 6/23/15

Dearest Mary, I just am amazed at your dear mother's accomplishments. No wonder your such a phenomenal woman....your mother was a remarkable role model! Mine & Steve's prayers are with you. Always, Janice


Sally posted on 6/23/15

So sorry for your loss, memories will help you through your sorrow, Debbie was a great and gracious lady and will be missed by everyone.


Sally posted on 6/23/15

Debbie will be missed, she was a great lady and beautiful person. Sally Coolley


Melany posted on 6/22/15

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss! Please know that I am here for you if you need anything! Love you!


Peggy Stevens posted on 6/22/15

I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great neighbor. She had a great life. Peggy Stevens


Sarah Kraveet posted on 6/22/15

My deepest sympathies. So many childhood memories flood back as I remember her smile. She will be deeply missed by all her knew her.