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Laurie Ellis

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Laurie Bennett Ellis

Laurie Bennett Ellis, 58, of St. Augustine, Fla, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at a Hospice Care Center, two and a half years after she learned she had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Mrs. Ellis lived in Sioux Falls from 1993 to 1999 and was a teacher at Patrick Henry Middle School.

In Florida, she taught the third grade. She was proud that she was able to continue teaching for two school years after her diagnosis.

She graduated magna cum laude from Curry College and earned her master's degree from Tufts University.

She is survived by her husband, Peter, and her son, Jared D'Amico, both of St. Augustine. She is also survived by her mother and three sisters.

Memorial services are planned in Florida, Massachusetts and South Dakota.

St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine, FL. is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 28, 2014
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