S Lee Ross WEB

April 4, 1936 – Oct. 3, 2015

Sherrill Lee Ross was born on April 4, 1936 in the small town of Driggs, Idaho and grew up in the farming community of Victor, eight miles down the road. He married Chloe Hillman in 1956.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, he traded the simple life for the hustle and bustle of Southern California. He began his career as a CPA and became a partner with Alexander Grant and Associates. After more than 30 years in the accounting business, he founded his own oil and gas investment company, American Energy Operations.

Lee and Chloe were world travelers. Lee loved sports and recently became an owner of the San Diego Padres. He was known for his kindness and generosity. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and soon-to-be great-grandfather.

Lee died on Oct. 3 after an eight-year battle with cancer with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife, Chloe Ross; brother, Cleon Ross; two children, Larry (Kathy) Ross and Lynda (Joe) Grigg; and six grandchildren, Ariel (Bennett) Justice, Jeffrey Grigg, Dallas Ross, Bryan Grigg, Crysta Ross and Holly Grigg. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Lavona Ross, and his sister, Donna Logan.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. A memorial gift may be made in Lee Ross’ name to Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center or online at www.providencepowerofgiving.org.