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Ellen Virginia (Tindel) Cocanower


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Ellen Virginia (Tindel) Cocanower Obituary
Ellen Virginia (Tindel) Cocanower
Ellen was born April 28, 1924, in Nehalem, Oregon, to George and Alice (Kelly) Edgar and passed away January 27, 2016, in

Seaside, Oregon, at the age of 91.

Ellen was a graduate of Nehalem High School. She married her first husband Pernal F. Tindel in 1943 and had three children. The family lived in Linda, CA. During this time, Ellen had a career working in the grocery industry as a cashier, and, after many years, retired from Lucky Supermarkets.

After Pernal died in 1981, Ellen moved to Nehalem, OR to be near her twin brother. She became a member of the Rockaway Lions Club, Alumni Association, and volunteered at Nehalem Bay Care Center. While volunteering at Nehalem Bay Care Center, Ellen met Kenneth Cocanower. Ellen and Ken were married in 1987, and enjoyed traveling the world together.

Ellen is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Cocanower, step-son Jamie Cocanower, and daughter Sharon LePage.

She is survived by her children: Dale Tindel of Roseville, CA; Eileen Nordquist of Manzanita, OR; Tommy Cocanower of Bend, OR; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockaway Lions Club. Arrangements in care of Waud's Funeral Home, Tillamook, OR.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2016
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