George John Ross, III

October 17, 1937 ~ February 10, 2021


Feb. 15, 2021
2:00 PM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

George John Ross III, 83, passed away February 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 17, 1937, in Los Angeles to George John Ross Jr. and Elizabeth Murdoch. He married Diane R. Miller on December 26, 1958, and was later sealed to her for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. Diane was still his sweet bride until the day he died.
George attended East High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953. George claimed he was the youngest soldier in Germany at the age of 17. After the completion of his military service, he attended the University of Utah and graduated with a marketing degree in 1961. He has been a “true Ute” ever since. He began his career with Redman Moving and Storage where he advanced to become the president of the company. He furthered his career with Trammell Crow as the vice president of the Western United States division. In 1981, he went to work for Kern Schumacher managing his real estate empire. He spent his final 36 years of employment with Kern and then retired at the age of 79.
George’s style was always an uplifting encounter; leaving one with the feeling that he was a friend. He was an avid golfer, not only for the love of the game, but also for the joy of being with family and friends. He loved taking walks and running marathons, not just for the exercise, but also to experience the beauty of nature. He would always brag to his doctors that he took the stairs and was probably their only patient that did.
He loved the Lord and his family more than anything, and he would always put them first. He was such a great example to everyone with his hard work, kindness, patience, and unconditional love. He never raised his voice and treated everyone with respect. He was known as a true gentleman to his peers and the Cookie Grandpa to the children in Primary.
He is survived by his wife Diane, his four children, Kim (Danny) Parker, Stephanie (Kurt) Thomas, Stacie (Robbie) Smethurst, Brad Ross, Julia Ross, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and sister Carolyn Hultquist. He patterned his life after his Savior and led a life we all hope to emulate.
Funeral services for the family will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm, under the direction of Larkin Sunset Gardens. Those wishing to view the services which were already held, may do so via Zoom at the following link:

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To you Diane and Brad and other siblings please know of my love for your husband and dad. George and I have had a life time friendship!! We both went to Uintah grade school, Roosevelt Jr. High and on to East High. We saw each other over the years to keep the friendship going. I was so happy we could visit and remain friends. I was a printing salesman. One day I ran into George and he told me I should come and see Ray Yamasoki at A & K Railroad. I did. I knew Ray like George. We all did. I start a thirty year business relationship with A& K and many people there became my friends I was always grateful to George for his kindness to me. Thank you George for being a great example to me as a man, as a husband and dad. I will miss you but look forward to our continued friendship someday. Love Dave Fox

- Dave Fox
We are so sorry for you loss. The Crebs Family.

- Michelle Crebs-Korous
I am sorry to hear of the passing of George. I will always will remember what a kind, fair gentleman. He was a good father and husband. The only other good man I know was my father, which is high standard. Love for you your family Cheryl Rosvall

- Cheryl Rosvall
We extend our deepest condolences on George’s passing. He is a great friend and example to of a Christ like person. We will miss him so much.

- Steve and Kathy Postma
Dear Ross Family, My deepest condolences to your family. I only conversed with George a few times and I immediately felt the sincerity in his voice when he spoke. Kind hearts like his are rare to find! Your family was truly blessed to have him in your lives. I pray for a peaceful farewell and faith to move forward.

- Katherine Rosales
Diane and family, our prayers are with you all today and always. We are forever grateful for George’s example and cherish the memory of his sweet and calming nature. “Think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.” Your friends, Bob and DiAnn Chamberlain.

- Bob and DiAnn Chamberlain
Dear Ross Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today as you celebrate and mourn the loss of your Husband, Dad, and Grandfather. And for me and my wife Sandy, our Step Father as George has always felt that way to us and for me as a young boy living next door to the Ross family and the fond memories of so many camping trips together. My heart aches as I think of you, words cannot express enough during difficult times, but I believe In my heart that during tragedy and mourning, the glorious light of the message of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring warmth and comfort when things otherwise feel dark and cold. So grateful for the knowledge that George is celebrating his reunion with family and loved ones and will be with you today. I personally know that Jesus Christ loves you and is very much aware of your circumstances and want you all to know how much we love each of you. We pray for Heavenly Fathers tender mercies to surround you. Love Jon & Sandy Tait

- Jon & Sandy Tait
Dear Diane and Ross Family, Our thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with you at this time of George's passing. We love you both. George was a good soul--kind, loving, faithful, diligent, humble, patient and cheerful. We admire how he loved and served your family and his brothers and sisters in the ward. Our lives are richer for knowing George and you Diane. Thursday night when I learned of George's passing I was pondering and praying and thinking about George and I received a strong witness from the Spirit in that moment that George is brilliant and is filled with joy. I look forward to embracing him and expressing my love for him again in some future time and place. Love, Doug and Anne Brewster

- Doug and Anne Brewster