A memorial service honoring the life of Marian Power Ross will be held Tuesday, August 6, at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, at 11:00 am. Born in Woodstock, and formerly of Marietta, Marian died on July 8, in Concord, Massachusetts. She had recently celebrated her hundredth birthday. Marian was the daughter of Walter Dean Power and Nellie Dobbs, born in the home her family built. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville in 1933. In 1941, she married John William Ross of Fairmont, West Virginia. They were married for 65 years, until his death in 2006. They had one daughter, Virginia Ross Taylor, of Acton, MA. In addition to her daughter, Marian is survived by her son-in-law William Taylor and her granddaughters Anna and Catherine Taylor. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Richard Johnston (Brenda Toan) of Sandy Springs; nieces Ann Johnston Scott (Carl M Scott III) of Dunwoody, and Susan Power Johnston (Glen Oxton) of Larchmont, NY; nephews Richard Johnston Jr (Susan Schneider) of St. Louis; and Thomas Johnston (Susan Sadlowski) of Marietta. Also surviving are four great-nieces and five great-nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Walter Dean Power, Jr., and her sister Jeanne Power Johnston. Marian was a first cousin of Otis A. Brumby, Jr. Arrangements are under the care of Mayes-Ward Dobbins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a contribution to the Georgia College and State University Scholarship Fund in memory of Marian Power Ross (GSCU Foundation, Campus Box 96, Milledgeville, and GA 31061).
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