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Retired third grade teacher, Mary Ross, has passed away

(01/17/20) Mary Ross, who taught third-grade at Washington Elementary School until her retirement in 1993, has passed away. She was 83 years old.


A visitation will be held for Mary at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, located at 552 East River Rd. in Anoka. Service to begin at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Minnesota.


According to Mary’s family, her Anoka-Hennepin roots run deep. Her late husband, Arlan, was a retired Blaine High School teacher, their son David Ross is currently a BHS science teacher, and daughter in-law Laura Ross is a Q-Comp evaluator.


Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arlan and son, Paul.