Ellen Elizabeth Bivins (1947 - 2017)

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Ellen Elizabeth Olsen Bivins, 69 years old, died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at her home in Green Valley, Ariz., after a valiant fight against liver disease. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through more than six years of a passionate effort to defeat her sickness. Yet, even throughout her own struggles with health issues, she reached out to support others in her church and community in so many ways, including serving as a mentor, encourager and fierce prayer warrior just as she always had.
Ellen was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Monterrey, Calif., to Darryl and Daphne Brady Olsen. Her siblings, Glenn, Steven, Daphne and Cindy, remember her for her laughter, dancing and unmerciful teasing, as well as for her strength and fortitude to care for them and their mother when Daphne's Huntington's disease made things difficult.
Married 38 years to her husband, Gary, together they raised a beautiful blended family that included three daughters, Alisha, Danielle and Crystal; and their two favorite dogs, Heather and Gator. Ellen leaves behind an amazing legacy for her seven adoring grandchildren; 3.5 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
You are invited to a Celebration of Life for Ellen. The service will be held on Oct. 21, 2017, at 3 p.m., at Anchorage City Church (ACC), 1301 West 100th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Anchorage City Church
1301 W 100th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99515
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2017