Ethel E. Willbanks, 94, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, passed away at her daughter's home in Longmont, Colorado, on August 13, 2013. Ethel was born in Colorado Springs on August 18, 1918. Ethel was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Joseph, in 1987. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Florence Tallman, father, Geof Southcotte, brother, John L. Southcotte, sister, Edith LeBeau, and daughter, Sandra L. Bell. Ethel worked for the Elite Laundry, Woolworths, and as a telephone operator in her early life. She is survived by a son, Ron Willbanks of Gillette, Wyoming; a daughter, Patrice (Ed) Wullschleger of Longmont, Colorado; son-in-law Walt (Kay) Bell of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by grandchildren: Glenn (Kellie) West, Kim (Gene) Macklin, Shawn (Amiee) West, Connie (Bill) Clark, Dave (Samantha) Bell, Dawn Bell, Ronnie (Jenn) Willbanks, Jason Willbanks, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson on the way, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday evening, August 18 from 5 to 7PM at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO. Memorial services will be 11AM on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the same location. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association or The Doris Day Animal League.
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Published in The Gazette on Aug. 17, 2013