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Ellen Julia Lance, 71, of Hendersonville, NC, died peacefully on March 19th with hospice and her sister by her side. Ellen was born in Reading, PA to the late Floyd Leighton Lance and Kathryn Mohn Lerch Lance. She attended Wyomissing High School and in her Junior year went to the Charles E. Ellis School for Girls where she graduated in 1965.
She started her long career as a nurse's aid at St. Joseph's Hospital, but in October 1967 she joined the United States Army stationed at Ft Bragg, Fayetteville, NC. There she trained as a Dental Hygienist receiving several certificates of appreciation and achievements before her honorable discharge as a Specialist E5 three years later. The next several decades she worked for various printing companies, including the print department at Fayetteville State University. She loved running the various printing presses, and was especially gifted at color separation. Beginning in early Jan 1995 Ellen was trained and became a certified Hospice Nurses Aid for the New Jersey State Nurses Association. There she was rewarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her hard work and dedication to her patients, whom she loved dearly. In the year 2000 she retired, moving to her home in the mountains of Hendersonville, NC.
Ellen adored her wild birds, photography, camping and ocean fishing, genealogy, being generous of her time with her friends, tooling leather, woodturning and gardening.
Surviving are her sister Sandra L. Lance and her husband Frank E. Wolf of Ripton, VT, an elderly Aunt Polly Lerch Lehman and cousin John Lehman of Wyomissing, Pa , a cousin Kathy Coyle Guenter and her husband George from the Philadelphia area, and a dear cousin Barbara Lance Ruth of Greensboro, NC.
A celebration of Ellen's life will be held at a later at her home. Ellen asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society no kill animal shelter at 88 Centipede Ln, Hendersonville, NC, the Charles George Veterans Hospital, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Ashville, NC 28805, or the Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC.
Arrangements are by the Jackson Funeral Home, Hendersonville.
Published in The Times-News on Mar. 27, 2016
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