Ranette S. Ross, 87, widow of former Hendersonville Times-News columnist Robert J. Ross (1918-2003), who authored the newspaper’s “Apple Country Almanac” for many years, died after a short illness on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
She was born on December 28, 1921, in New York, NY.
A resident of Hendersonville since 1979, Ranette, along with her husband, was an active volunteer to many local community groups and non-profit organizations.
She is survived by her two sons, Eric M. Ross of Crested Butte, CO and his wife, Kathleen and David L. Ross of New York, NY.
There will be no memorial service, but according to the Ross Family’s wishes, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.