Ellen M. Newell
Ellen M. Newell, 90, of Rifle, passed away July 26, 2007.Ellen was born June 19, 1917, in Bridgewater, Iowa, to Ervin W. and Ruby Jenkins Walker. She moved with her family to Colorado when she was 15 years old. She married Cecil Newell June 9, 1934, in Denver. They made their home in the Denver area until 1951. They moved to a farm near Brighton, where they lived until 1962, when they moved to Carbondale. In 1972, they moved to Loveland, where she lived until she moved to Rifle in 1988.Ellen was a homemaker, and their union brought six children. In later years she enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting recipes and visiting with family. She had a quick sense of humor and heart full of love for all. Of the things she was proudest were making her 90th birthday and her children, and all their offspring. Ellen is survived by sons Cecil (Patricia) Newell of Denver, William (Barbara) Newell of Meadview, Ariz., Charles (Geri) Newell of Carbondale and Grand Junction, and George (Jeannie) Newell of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; daughters Ruth (Arthur) Gould of Rifle, and Judith Moyer of Colorado Springs; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Juanita Correy of Denver; and brother Coleman Walker of Denver.She was preceded in death by her husband; brother Floyd Walker; sister Opal Bonger; and son-in-law Leroy Moyer.Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Olinger Woods Mortuary in Golden. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Garden in Evergreen. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Sheets of Rocky Mountain Baptist Church of Rifle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Samaritan’s Purse through Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 468, Rifle, CO 81650.
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