Ross Alexander Livermore, 21, of Stillwater, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in a house fire in Eau Claire, Wis.
Ross was born Dec. 1, 1990, to Bruce and Linda Livermore. He attended Stillwater public schools, graduating from Stillwater Area High School in 2009.
Ross was passionate about music and loved playing the trombone, which he took up in fifth grade because he was entranced by the look and action of the slide. In high school, he was a member of every musical ensemble that featured a trombone. During the summers, he attended music camps at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, Wis. He was so inspired by his experiences as a camper that he became a camp counselor after high school, leading other young people on their musical journeys.
Ross’ ability to relate to young people was also apparent during two trips to Poland through UNESCO, during which he helped high school students practice their English and learn about American culture.
Ross was attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, majoring in computer science. He was a clever, smart young man who could make anyone laugh. Ross was devoted to music, good at math, and even better at the intricacies of computer technology and gaming. He was loyal to his friends, many of whom he had known since elementary school. His big heart will forever be missed.
Ross is survived by his parents; his sister, Megan; his grandmother, Libby Livermore, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Livermore, and his grandparents, Leslie and Elizabeth Kilpatrick.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Stillwater. A funeral service is 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the Ross Livermore Memorial Fund at Shell Lake Art Center, P.O. Box 315, Shell Lake, WI, 54871, or shelllakeartcenter.org.