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The Rev. Dean Charles Ellern
Resident of Los Gatos
The Rev. Dean Charles Ellern was born in Lewiston, Idaho on 6/26/36 and grew up in the area of Spokane WA. He was a learned man having graduated from Witworth college 54-57, UCLA 57-59, and San Francisco Theological Seminary 59-62. Dean spent the bulk of his life working at and with Presbyterian churches and community organizations around the greater Bay Area. He was a member of the Presbytery of San Francisco and a fellow member of the American Academy of Social Sciences 67-75.
In May 2012, he and Lavonna moved from their home in Santa Clara to El Sombroso Oaks in Los Gatos, CA. Rev. Ellern passed away on 11/27 of heart disease.
He is survived by his wife LaVonna, his children Nadean of Tacoma, WA and Kirk of Reno, NV and their families; Lavonna's daughters: Adrienne and Michelle and their families. He also leaves a twin sister, Donna of Lubbock, TX and a younger brother, David of Palmdale, CA.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 7th at 10:30am at LosGatos Presbyterian church.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Dec. 5, 2013
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