After a courageous battle with ovarian cancer Ellen Elizabeth Rodney passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 63. Ellen was born on May 4, 1952 in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Wallace and Donna Rodney. Ellen graduated from Lynden High School in Lynden, Washington, with the class of 1970. She is survived by her four children, James (Laura) Ortiz of Houston, Texas, Lena (Konrad) Dixon of Phoenix, Arizona, Juan (Bertha) Ortiz of Phoenix, AZ and Josephine (Jesus) Vidrio of Seattle, Washington; eight grandchildren; her mother Donna of Cle Elum, Washington, and three sisters, Nancy (Marv) Harrison of Plains, Montana, Carol Rosip of Chicago, Illinois, and Nora (James) Tisdel of Seattle, Washington. Ellen requested to be cremated and her ashes will be spread among various mountains and rivers throughout Washington, her favorite place to be outdoors. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) 14 Pennsylvania Plaza Suite 1710 New York, NY 10122
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Published in Bellingham Herald on May 1, 2016