December 19, 2019
Ellen Mae McPherson-Cron, age 86, passed away on December 9, 2019, at Whitman Medical Center in Colfax.
Ellen was born on May 16, 1933, in Sheridan, Mont., to Herbert and Hazel (Jolley) Nunley. She grew up and attended school in Butte, Mont. Following her school years, she met and married Robert McPherson on August 5, 1950. Together they had seven children.
Ellen spent her time crafting, gardening, painting, working on puzzles, crocheting, but most of all, spending time with her family was her favorite. She lived for her grandkids and great-grandkids. Her and Robert would travel together to Alaska and Arizona for the winters.
She is survived by her seven children: Robert McPherson, Mike McPherson, Mic (Margaret) Chambers, James McPherson, Donna (Larry) Gates, Margie (Paul) Anderson and Diane Scott (Ed) Terrill; her 17 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five siblings, her parents and her husband, Sam Cron.