Garrett James Ross, formerly of Anchorage and Nikiski, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in West Jordan, Utah. He was 23.
Services were held on Friday at the Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Ross was born July 4, 1977, in Anchorage to Gary and Dawn Ross. He grew up in Alaska and Salt Lake City. He attended elementary school in Anchorage and high school in Nikiski. He graduated from high school in Salt Lake City and from Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. He was employed by Alpha Transport Inc. in Salt Lake City. His family said, "He loved to fish and play football. His love for sports led him into coaching little league football."
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dawn and Michael Norton, of West Jordan; brother, Dale Norton of West Jordan; father and stepmother, Gary and Becky Ross of Anchorage; stepbrother and sister, Traeger and Kristin Anderson, of Anchorage; maternal grandparents, Don and Jackie Armstrong, of Thayne, Wyo.; paternal grandparents, George and Lola Dean Ross, of Stilwell, Okla.; uncles Scott Armstrong of Greensboro, N.C., Larry Ross of Stilwell, David Ross and wife Mari of Houston, Texas; aunt and uncle, Jana Dean and Donivan Hudgins, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; cousins Gralon, Hollan and Donivan Hudgins, Brittany, and Chelsea and Nicole Ross; and many friends in Alaska and Utah.
A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Mr. Ross to assist his little league football players in acquiring new uniforms and covering league dues. Donations may be made to the Garrett James Ross Memorial Fund, at Wells Fargo Bank account number 2001946862.
Arrangements were made by Holbrook Mortuary in Salt Lake City.
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