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July 21, 2008 2:03 pm

Darralee L. Ellis

Written by Tribune Staff

Darralee L. Ellis died July 15 in Spokane, Wash. She was born in Ropesville, Texas on April 21, 1927. She lived most of her life in Wyoming and was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert J. Ellis.

She was a legal secretary for Husky Oil for many years and an avid amateur archeologist. She enjoyed bird watching, writing poetry, spending time in the mountains, as well as years of “snow birding” with Bob. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon L. and Bary J. Struempf, and Debra J. Ellis-McBride and Fred W. McBride, all of Spokane Valley, Wash. Her son, Robert J. Ellis of Powell also survives her. Her three sisters and step-granddaughter, Bonnie McBride, also survive her.

The graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 2 p.m.