Sandra 'Sandy' Loraine Ross

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Sandra 'Sandy' Loraine Ross

Sandra “Sandy” Loraine Ross, age 82 of Billings, formerly of Terry went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 29, 2022.

Sandy was born on October 12, 1939, in Miles City, MT. She was the daughter of Loraine (Rasmussen) and Payton J. Shumaker Jr. She attended grade schools in Terry, MT and graduated from High School in 1957 in Bozeman, MT. She met James B. “Jim” Ross at college in College Place, WA and they were married on September 7, 1958, in Terry at the Presbyterian Church. They lived in Milton Freewater and Pendleton OR for a while after marriage then returned to Terry to work on the family ranch, where they had children, Kyle in 1961, Tracy 1962, followed by Cody 1966. They moved to Billings in the late 60’s to work for Connolly's Saddlery followed by the purchase of Midland Orthopedics. In 1981 they moved to Walla Walla WA. where they purchased the Honda motorcycle dealership. Moving in 1986 to Denver CO. to manage a chain of orthopedic offices. Upon her mother's death in 1997 they returned to Terry to live in her mother's home and purchased the Overland Cafe. Returning to Billings again in 2017 where they remained until the good Lord called her home.

Sandy and Jim always worked together no matter what business adventure they were in; they were in it together!

Sandy loved dogs, reading, storm chasing, and a good thunder and lightning storm. Most of all, she loved being with her family and engaged in anything they were involved in.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Joseph Raymond & Shawn Kyle; and her daughter Tracy. Sandy is survived by her husband Jim of 63 years; son Kyle (Starla) Ross and children: K.J., Kerrington, Rylie, Alix and Lauryn; Tracy’s children J’Kee and Madee; Cody (Gloria) Ross and their daughter Zoey. Her siblings: DeAn Small, Payton Jacob Shumaker III and Mark (Christine) Shumaker, also survived by numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Grace Bible Church in Miles City, MT. on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, 1732 S. 72nd Street West, Billings, MT 59103. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsonscom.