Loving wife and mother. Born in Vernal, Utah on July 5, 1951 to Harry Gilbert Saunders and Flora McCoy Saunders. She graduated from Uintah High School in 1969 and attended college at CSU in Cedar City, Utah. In 1971 she gave birth to her pride and joy Jessica Brooke Burton. On September 8, 1987 Sue married Ron Ross, a union of love which lasted over 30 years. As a young women Sue worked for American Oil Company in Salt Lake City, Utah and upon her return to Vernal, Utah she worked for several oilfield service companies and was also a load planner for Sauder Woodworking Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2002 Ron and Sue moved to Mesquite, Nevada where she made life long friends and worked as a Realtor until she was diagnosed with CLL.


Sue was one of the most vibrant and optimistic personalities who was eager to help and listen to anyone who needed support. She loved and was loved back by many friend and her group of girls who you each know who you are and that her love for you was strong. But she will mostly be missed by her husband and daughter. Sue is survived by her husband: Ronald K. Ross of Vernal, UT; Sister, Carolyn Bloom McVey of Mesquite, NV; Niece, Holly Bloom Cornet of Arcadia, CA; daughter, Jessica Brooke Burton of Asheville, NC and sister, Katharine Gay Saunders of Vernal, UT. Preceded in death by her Parents Harry and Flora Saunders and brother Jim Saunders. A very special thank you to Robert Shawn Price and Kathy Miller Bryan, who brought so much love and support to Momma. Additionally a kind thank you to Boutique Air and Huntsman Cancer Center of Salt Lake City . Sue had a very strong faith in God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Until we are all together again Sue. A memorial will be held at a later date in the Spring of 2018 TBA. Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe Memorial.