Mary Ann Ross

February 4th, 1923March 7th, 2021

Mary A. Ross of Louisville died of natural causes at her home on March 7, 2021 she was 98.

She came to America in January 1931, on the SS Leviathan and to Louisville, CO January 14, when she was seven years old. Mary was the daughter of John and Mary Waschak. She was born on February 4, 1923 in the small village, Richnava Czechoslovakia.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidering, cooking and baking for her family whom she loved above all.

Mary was a member of St. Louis Church and the Alter and Rosary Society. She attended St. Louis Catholic School and graduated from Louisville High School. She married her high school sweetheart Leland “Lee” Ross on December 3, 1944 in St. Louis Church when Lee returned from China where he was stationed in the Army Air Corps of the 51st Fighter Group, during World War II. After marrying, they lived in California and Everett Washington for a little over a year until Lee was honorably discharged. They came back to Louisville and built their home and raised their two sons. They were married for 67 wonderful years.

While Lee was overseas during World War II, Mary worked at Remington Arms, Continental Airlines, Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Boeing Air Craft. Years later she also worked at Colacci’s Restaurant for 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee, son Leland and brother, John Waschak, sister-in-law, Claudine Waschak, brother-in-law, Nick Delpizzo, and brother-in-law, Dean Ross.

She is survived by her son Dan (Lynne) of Louisville, her sister Ann Del Pizzo also of Louisville, and sister-in-law Vaunda Wilson. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Louis Altar & Rosary Society.


Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Louis Catholic Church in a private ceremony due to COVID-19. Mary will be laid to rest in Louisville Cemetery next to her beloved husband and son.


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We are deeply sorry for your loss. Mike Dionigi and family.
So sorry for your loss Dan and Lynne. Our thoughts are with you, Love, Donna and Chris
Dear Dan and Lynne, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Don and Julie
Dan and Lynne sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Ed & Laura Mestas