Ellen G. Stotts, age 85, of Tonasket, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1926 at the family home in Horse Spring Coulee to parents Richard and Lula Burbery. Ellen grew up on the family ranch and attended the Horse Spring Coulee School through the eighth grade. She then attended school in Tonasket where she graduated from high school. On Feb. 14, 1945 she married Roy Stotts in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. Ellen worked as an apple packer for Chief Tonasket Warehouse for many years until retiring in 1992. Ellen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making crafts and working in her yard. She was a member of the Tonasket Eagles and the Ladies Auxiliary. She very much enjoyed visiting with her friends over a cup of coffee.
She is survived by her mother, Lula Gardner of Tonasket; two daughters, Barbara Stotts and husband Aaron Mann of Spokane and Beverly Montanye and husband Ken of Tonasket; four grandchildren, Rache Stotts-Johnson and Marques Johnson of Seattle, Keith Montanye and Jordan Montanye, both of Tonasket; four brothers, Harold (Mary) Burbery of Ukiah, Calif., John Burbery, Chuck (Dickie) Burbery and Lloyd (Barb) Burbery, all of Tonasket; one sister, Joy (Buck) Workman of Okanogan; nieces and nephews and many friends.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; son, Bill; father, Richard and her sister Iris Michels.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church, half-mile up Havillah Rd., Tonasket. Interment will follow at the Tonasket Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Tonasket Eagles, all members and guests are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to any local organization. Please share your memories by signing Ellen’s online guestbook at www.berghfuneralservice.com
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.