Emma Jean Vicki Ross, PhD

Emma Jean Vicki Ross, PhD

"Vicky Ross was a visionary who saw opportunities for improving the lives of other people and then dedicated her life to relieve their suffering. She leaves a legacy of caring, compassion and love."

- JOHN SELLARS
President

 

Vicki Ross ’50 peacefully and in the company of her children went home to the Lord at age 86, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. A resident of Upper St. Clair for 56 years, she was raised as one of 10 children on the farm in Iowa and lived life with a vibrant love of God, family and others. Educated at Graceland College, Iowa State, CMU and Pitt where she earned her PhD, she served the poor around the world. She served as an evangelist and pastor in the Community of Christ; on the Boards of Graceland University, Outreach International and the Community of Christ Seminary; as the matriarch of the Universal Electric Corporation owner family; and was a devoted wife to the late Donald R. Ross, Jr. Most of all, Vicki loved her role as mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Janet (Bill) Zeiger, Joel (Kathy) Ross, Steve (Shelley Scherer) Ross and Julie (Jon) Dixon; her brother, Daniel McVicker; her 19 beloved grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.