Mayzelle Thompson Ross passed away on February 2, 2014 at the Live Oak Medical Center in Blanco, Texas. She was born at home on the family ranch above Utopia, Texas in Bandera County to Johnnie and Gaynelle (Norman) Thompson.
Mayzelle was the oldest of five girls and they all worked on the ranch with their parents. She came from a pioneer family as her great grandfather Gideon Thompson was the first settler to bring his family to the Sabinal canyon in 1852. Mayzelle graduated from Utopia High School in 1941 where she excelled in sports, valley ball being her favorite. Later she went to work at Hondo Air Force Base, and in 1950 she moved to San Antonio where she went to work for Brooks Air Force Base, met and married her husband John Ross. They raised their family there, then later retired and moved to their place in Utopia, Texas. Mayzelle had many friends and loved living in the country.
Mayzelle was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Naoma and husband Dutch, Johnnie and husband George, daughter in law Jennifer Thompson Ross, and nephew George Bowers III.
She is survived by her son John Wesley Ross, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter Jennifer McGuyer (Vaughn) of Utopia, TX, grandsons Billy and Brian Stroud and wife Ashley, great grandsons Blake and Jake Stroud. Sisters Margarette Langlinais and husband James, Reva Mobley (McIntosh) and husband Herb, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends who will really miss her.
Pallbearers will be: Billy and Brian Stroud, Michael Dliphant, Larry Bowers, Timothy Langlinais, Steven and Grady Mobley.
The family request memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
An Alzheimer’s Poem
Do not ask me to remember
Don’t try to make me understand
Let me rest and know you’re
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused beyond your concept
I am sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.
Do not lose your patience with me
Do not scold or curse or cry
I can’t help the way I’m acting
Can’t be different though I try
Just remember that I need you
That the best of me is gone
Please don’t fail to stand beside me
Love me until my life is done.
Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Saturday February 8th in Vanderpool Cemetery in Vanderpool Texas, visitation will be Friday February 7th at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.