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Myrtle Irene Jensen Ross
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1898
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1994
Delta County
Colorado, USA

Obituary: (Blair Newspaper, 1994).

Myrtle Ross, 95. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. September 10 in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Omaha for Myrtle Irene Jensen Ross who died at Horizons Care Center in Eckert, Colorado August 14, 1994.

Myrtle Irene Jensen Ross was born in Pisgah, Iowa October 14, 1898 but spent most of her early life near Blair, Nebraska. On March 26, 1921 she married Charles Kenneth Ross on the home farm near Blair. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska until 1979 when they moved to Cedaredge, Colorado to be near their daughters. most of her life, outside her commitment to her husband and family was devoted to working with children and young people as a Girl Scout leader, as president of the Omaha Council of the Parent Teacher Association and as president of the Omaha League of Women Voters.

She was elected to the Omaha Public School Board for eight years. During those years she was also active in children's work in the Methodist Church, serving as director of children's work for the Nebraska Conference of the Methodist Church for 10 years and as director of religious education at First Congregational Church of Omaha in the late 1940s.

She was a psycho-therapist at Richard A. Young Memorial Hospital and Clinic until moving to Cedaredge. Once there, she also worked as a psycho-therapist at the Midwestern Mental Health Clinic. She was also involved with the Women's Resource Center, Delta County Human Resource Council, League of Women Voters and the Western Colorado Congress in Colorado. She was a member of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church. She was also chosen as the Woman of the Month in 1984 by the Delta County Women's Network.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nels Martin and Anna Truhlsen Jensen; two brothers, Harold and Alton Jensen and two sisters, Mildred Loomis and Enid Wardell. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Betty and Chuck Worley and Phyllis and Don Burrows, all of Cedaredge, Colorado; a brother, Dr. Marshall N. Jensen of Longwood, Florida; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation for Understanding, c/o Mrs. Geri Bihler, Treasurer, 3405 So. 94th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 67124 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Source: Copy of obituary provided by Marjorie Perina Sobotka from genealogical data files - thank you.
Family links: 
  Nels Martin Jensen (1875 - 1967)
  Anna Truhlsen Jensen (1876 - 1957)
  Charles Kenneth Ross (1897 - 1985)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ross Worley (1922 - 2012)*
  Myrtle Irene Jensen Ross (1898 - 1994)
  Harold Leonard Jensen (1901 - 1983)*
  Alton Byron Jensen (1904 - 1985)*
  Enid Grace Jensen Wardell (1911 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Blair Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block: 64 Lot: 3 Grave: 8
Created by: S. Wardell
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
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- Dianne Wulf Krueger
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
Our beloved "Auntie Myrt"
- S. Wardell
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013

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