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Ellen H. Willis


September 19, 2018

Ellen H. Willis, 98, passed away at her home in Goldendale on Sept. 11, 2018. She was born in Goldendale on September 6, 1920 to Zona Irene (McDowell) and William Emmett Hoctor.

Ellen graduated from Goldendale High School in 1936 and married Sheryl Willis in 1940. Mr. and Mrs. Willis worked on their farm and ranch while raising five children. Ellen was a member of the Grange for 79 years. She was also a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the Klickitat County Historical Society. She loved her antiques, gardening, sewing and cooking. She had a special interest in owls. A devoted mother and grandmother, Ellen received much joy from her children and grandchildren....

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