GIVENS HOT SPRINGS, ID, USA U.S. Army SPC, COMPANY A, 321ST ENGINEER BATTALION, BOISE, ID KARMAH, IRAQ 02/08/2007
Ross grew up in the Treasure Valley and graduated from Marsing High School in 2003. He joined the Army Reserves during high school and after basic training enrolled in Boise State University. He earned his CNA certificate in 2005 and was continuing his education. During high school he discovered his love of writing and continued to do so in his spare time. He was called to active duty in early 2006 and deployed to Iraq in September.
Ross will be remembered for the genuine love of his family, his positive attitude, and his goofy grin which always brightened the room. One of Ross’ passions was snowboarding; he had a season pass to Bogus Basin every year since graduating high school. While Ross was on leave from Iraq in January 2007 he spent a week at Tamarack snowboarding with family and friends.
Ross also loved to watch movies and play video games and his movie/video collection was one of his prized possessions. Ross spent weekends fishing, hiking and skateboarding with his siblings.
Ross was preceded in death by his brother Blake.
Ross is survived by his mother Abby (Reese) Bradshaw, his father Loren (Nancy) Clevenger, his siblings David (Debbie), Paul (Diana), Debbie (Mike), Melissa (Rick), Brent (Summer), Brett (Christine), Jenny (Dax), Angie (Chris), Kara (Wade), Matt, Ben (Lisa), Julie (Tim), Brandon (Shanda), Charli, Robert, and Morgan.
He is also survived by his loving fiancée, Staff Sergeant Brandie Brown, still serving in Iraq.