Joan C. Ellison, age 77, ofCambridge died November 5, 2009 at home. A family graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora with Father James David Hahn officiating.
Joan C. Ellison was born April 2, 1932 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Edward and Gertrude McManaway. She was raised and attended school in Portsmouth. Joan married James Ellison and they had five children, Gayle, Gregory, Lynda, Jill and Steven. Joan was a homemaker and they raised their family in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Five years ago she moved to Cambridge to live with her daughters and family.
Joan enjoyed playing the piano, singing, dancing and cooking. She loved playing cards, reading, board games and crossword puzzles. Joan especially liked spending time at the family cabin on Knife Lake in Mora.
Joan C. Ellison passed away November 5, 2009 at home at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 3 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her son Gregory who went to be with the Lord Jesus in 2002.
Joan will be lovingly remembered by her son Steven (Kirsten) Ellison of Albertville; three daughters, Gayle Ellison of Cambridge, Lynda (Russell) Jones of Cambridge, Jill (David) Ellison-Bugg of Wenatchee, Washington; ten grandchildren, Aaron, Derek, Sara, Caleb, Jared, Ethan, Trevor, Wyatt, Lydia and Emily; one great-granddaughter, Jerica; and by other relatives and friends.
Joan and her family were blessed by the loving care provided by Fairview Hospice nurses Debbie and Sara.