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Cynthia Ann Ross

01/27/1945 - 08/14/2016
Service Date: 08/20/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harris 2nd Ward, 1455 N. Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Jan. 27th, 1945 – Aug. 14th, 2016

Cynthia was best known as Cindy. Cindy is survived by her loving husband Franklin “Bruce” Ross. Siblings: Patty Jamison Shultz, and Myrna Jamison Epperson. Children: Bryan S. Power, Matthew “Matt” C. Power, Jason P. Power, Christopher “Shawn” Ross, and Shane J. Ross.  Daughter-in-laws: Melissa “Misi” Power, and Jamie P. Power.   And her all-time favorite, her loving grandchildren (oldest to youngest): Brianne Power, Pace Power, Colton Power, Kali Power, Spencer Power, Makayla Ross, Mina Power, Jared Power, and Jaxon Power.  Also, numerous in-laws, and nieces & nephews.

Cindy was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth; it was more like a wooden twig.  This being said she was well loved and cared for as the baby of the family by her older siblings and a hard working mother. She was taught the value of honest hard work and charity.

Her tenacious personality was present at a young age and carried throughout her entire life.  She had many adventures in her life, journeyed down many paths and learned a great deal about life.  She was a hard worker and found the beauty in everything around her.  She was a very wise woman who spent a large part of her life doing for others.  She was blessed with the gift to recognize those in need and the ability to help them in just the right way.  She was very in tune with the Holy Ghost and always acted when promptings struck her without question or hesitation.  She blessed countless lives of strangers, neighbors, ward members and family.  She spent her life helping because it was the right thing to do, not to gain praise from others.  She may have done what she did quietly in the background but, when Cindy had something to say she made sure she was heard.

She spent almost thirty years as the companion and best friend of Bruce Ross.  They worked hard to make and achieve goals in their life to better themselves and their combined family. They lived each day by the words of the prophet Ezra Taft Benson “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.”  They worked together as a team, but Bruce will admit that Cindy was very much the driving force behind their team.

Cindy leaves a giant whole in this world that can never be filled and an example of what to strive for.  She has a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the blessings of temple marriage and eternal life. Her greatest desire was for her children and grandchildren to live in such a way that we could all be together in Heavenly Father’s presence someday. We are all sad for ourselves because we miss her here with us, but we know that we will see her again.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 19, 2016, from 6-8 PM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services are Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harris 2nd Ward, 1455 N. Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona.

Interment will be at West Resthaven Memorial Park, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona.


  • I will miss you MOM!!! See you soon but not too soon sweetie!!!

  • My heart goes out to your family. May you be comforted in your time of grief.

  • JeriLynn Dawson

    My heart goes out to your Family. Your Mother was so generous and it seemed that whatever was needed when my kids were young, she would send things. She did it with heartfelt love. I loved her and will truly miss her.

  • We will miss your sweet smile and your loving arms around our mutual grandchildren. They miss you deeply already. Grateful they have great memories to look back on. And they still have “Papa” to keep the happy times rolling on!!

  • I
    I will never see a sunflower or white rocking chair without thinking about you Cindy. Well, I guess that would have to include a teapot too!
    I love you dear friend!😊

  • Emmet and Priscilla Ronan

    Cindy’s smiling face in our neighborhood will be greatly missed. Emmet and I will always remember her laughter and fun loving attitude (especially at the wedding we attended with her for our other neighbor’s son- the Bourassa family). Please accept our deepest sympathies, Bruce, to you and your family.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 that there will soon be a time when there will be no more death, and we will see our dead loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • will miss you eternally grandma it’s never the same without you

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