It is with deepest sorrow, we announce Ross Mitchell Panning, age 20, our most cherished and beloved son, brother, family member and friend died accidentally, and unexpectedly, on Monday, June 14, 2021 while attending classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
To those who knew Ross, we lost a shining light in our lives.
Ross will be missed everyday by his Father, Ryan Panning, his Mother, Carrie Panning, his brother Cord “Max” Panning, his grandparents Roger and Nancy Panning, LeAnn Donovan, Mark and Mary Ann Mitchell, his loving aunts and uncle Addie Clark, Jill and Greg Caudill, and cousins, Kennedy & Sydney Clark, and Sophie & Evan Caudill.
Ross lived most of his life in Parker, CO. He excelled in mathematics and was a competitive swimmer for 10 years in both club and high school. Ross graduated Salutatorian from Ponderosa High School in 2018. He was attending the University of Colorado, Boulder pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science through the School of Engineering and was on track to graduate in May of 2022. Ross loved playing his guitars, collecting vintage video games, and eating ice cream.
Visitation Services are scheduled from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Friday, June 25 with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following the Visitation at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker CO 80138.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Computer Science Endowed Founder's Fund University of Colorado Boulder in memory of Ross Panning. https://giving.cu.edu/fund/computer-science-endowed-founders-fund
Please click on this link to access Ross' Memorial Video Tribute - https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/CQ9RDJ2BDJ5Y52FL
LIVESTREAMING: Livestreaming of the services will be held on June 25, 2021 at 3:00pm. Please click on the link provided to watch the broadcast, and to share in rememberance of Ross with the Panning family. - https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/6268585244