Margaret “Peg” Ross died May 24 in Livermore. She was 96.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., June 4, at New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley. Burial will take place at New Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Ross was born Dec. 10, 1911, in Spangler, Pa., to Frank and Elizabeth Booth. She married Hubert M. Ross on June 6, 1936, in Spangler, Pa. She worked as a civil service secretary for the U.S. Navy for 20 years.

Mrs. Ross and her husband made Nevada County their home from 1976 to 1996. She was a member of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Grass Valley. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and genealogy.

Mrs. Ross is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sue Ross; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert M. Ross; daughter, Betsy Bush, and son, Mark Ross.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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