GOWRIE – June B. Ross, 93, passed away October 28, 2012 in Pompano Beach, Florida after a brief illness.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM June 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie. Memorials may be made to the Red Cross or the Zion Lutheran Scholarship Fund. Palmer Funeral Home of Gowrie is in charge of arrangements.

June was born June 1, 1919 to Carl and Inez Nelson in Gowrie, Iowa. She graduated from Grinnell College and taught three years in Correctionville, Iowa before marrying Robert W. Blomgren in Gowrie, Iowa on May 15, 1943. Mr. Blomgren passed away December, 1961 in LaSalle, Illinois. June married Emory B. Ross on March 4, 1972. Mr. Ross passed away October, 1985 in Peru, Illinois. June is survived by three daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a brother, Roger (Bess) Nelson, of Bethesda, Maryland and a sister-in-law, Joan Blomgren Michaelson, of Kingsley, Iowa.