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Ellen T. Gillette

December 26, 1918 - May 16, 2010

A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 20, at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Ellen T. Gillette, 91, of Lebanon passed away Sunday. She was the first of five children born by Guy Preston and Mary Elizabeth (Burus) Powers in Blind Slough, Oregon.

Ellen married Edwin Gillette when she was 24. The couple moved often throughout Oregon while raising their family.

She and her family settled in Gold Beach, where they lived many years. During their last years together, they moved to the Sweet Home and Lebanon area. Edwin passed away in 2003.

Ellen enjoyed their grandchildren and later her great grandchildren.

Ellen is survived by: daughters, Barbara (Larry) Kentta of Florence, Carol Gillette, and Diane (Gene) Pitts of Redmond; son, James Gillette of Sweet Home; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Lee Gillette.

A graveside service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 20, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.