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Ethel Isabella Ellis (Gift)

May 11, 1934 - December 5, 2015

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 11th, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Final burial will be at Liberty Cemetery.

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Ethel Isabella Ellis, 81, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday. She was born in Yakima, Washington to Byron Hunter and Mary Elizabeth (Blanchard) Gift.

Her family moved to Sweet Home when she was three years old. Since then, she lived in Sweet Home and Foster.

Ethel worked for Stayton Canning Company. She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, embroidery, canning, and games. She loved camping, traveling, making candy, and, most especially, her grandchildren.

Ethel is survived by: her children, Lynn Francis Ellis and Diana Elaine Nicholson of Lebanon, Veronica Marie Ellis of Sweet Home, Carlene Kay Lutton of Everson, Washington, and Lucinda Sue Dassinger of Vancouver, Washington; siblings, Edith Gertrude Slater of Brush Creek, Mary Ruth Shockey of Redmond, and Theodore Phillip Gift of Eugene; 15 grandchildren; 29 and 1/2 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Bruce Evan Ellis; sisters, Margret Helin Gift, Margret Isabella Gift, Katherine Ester Majors, and Margie Ellamay Brush; brothers, Charles Hunter Leroy Gift, Evelyn Francis Gift, Robert Aaron Gift, and Byron Carl “Mike” Gift.

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 11th, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Final burial will be at Liberty Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.