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Jeanne Hanseena (Hansen) Ellis

Nov. 25, 1918 – March 16, 2022

 

March 24, 2022

Jeanne Ellis obituary

On March 16, 2022, Jeanne Hanseena Hansen Ellis left this world for her Forever Home at the age of 103 years, 3 months and 21 days.

Jeanne was born the daughter of Hans Adolph and Ethel Belle (Polson) Hansen on November 25, 1918 at the family home near Oakesdale, Washington. She married Harold Owen (Toots) Ellis on September 17, 1938 in Natches, Washington. They farmed and lived in and around Oakesdale all sixty-three years they were married. Toots died October 7, 2001.

Five months later, Mom moved to Broadway Court Estates in Spokane Valley where she lived for fourteen years, only moving to The Courtyard at Colfax in 2016 when her heart started having A-Fib episodes. In 2017, at the age of 98,

she had a heart valve replacement that was meant for quality of life. When Covid was starting, it was determined that she had developed Pulmonary Fibrosis and was put on Hospice in August of 2020.

Mom was a hard worker. She could drive truck in harvest, she was Dad's best hired worker, put a beautiful dinner on the table for however many were there that day. She sewed all her clothing and enjoyed all of her beautiful wardrobe of blouses after she was not sewing so much anymore. The family favorites were her Cinnamon Rolls, Fried Chicken, her Chocolate Cake and her Spaghetti and Meat sauce. Besides sewing, baking, cooking, she also knitted, crocheted and tatted.

Our family wants to acknowledge the part that Dr. Singh and the staff at The Courtyard at Colfax has had in the care, physical and medical in Mom's life. THANKS so much to ALL, you helped GOD meet Mom's needs.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Jo (Carl, Sr.) Seutter and their children Carl Jr. and Carlene; Bill and Dianna Ellis and their children, Tracy (Pete) Ouderkirk, Tom (Amy) Ellis, Tammy (Brian) Preston and Toni (Devon) Owley. Also surviving are great-grandchildren: Jesse (Roberta) Ouderkirk, Rachel (Heath) Fischer, Micaela (James) Bentx, JoCassa (Colter) Welsh, and Trevor Preston; and great-great-grandchildren: Joclyn Ouderkirk, Ian Ouderkirk and Rhykr Fischer.

A Going Home Celebration will be held at the Oakesdale Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale on March 26, 2022, with a viewing at 9:30 A.M., the service at 10:30 A.M., burial at the Oakesdale Cemetery followed by a dinner at the Oakesdale Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakesdale Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 54, Oakesdale, Washington 99158 for a new copy machine or the Oakesdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 112, Oakesdale, Washington 99158.

 

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