Ellen Jo (Chilton) Field (1957 - 2011)

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Ellen Jo (Chilton) Field, 54, born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, died peacefully Monday, April 25, 2011 in Cheektowaga, New York. Ellen and her twin sister, Elaine, were born to Gene D. & Harriet R. Chilton in Juneau, Alaska on January 20, 1957. Ellen attended elementary school in Juneau and graduated from Juneau Douglas High. Ellen attended college in New York and graduated on the Dean's List.

Ellen married Russell Field in 1978 and later moved to Cheektowaga, New York where they raised their family. Ellen earned her Physical Therapist Certificate while in New York. She worked with the elderly homecare programs in the Cheektowaga area.

Ellen enjoyed her Native American beading and crafts. She enjoyed playing bingo, basketball, softball, volley ball, ran track and field, ballet swimming, and was a member of the One People Canoe Society in Juneau. Ellen encouraged and supported her children in school sports.

Ellen is survived by Spouse: Russell Field, Sr., Son: Russell Field, Jr., Daughters: Melissa (Christian) Brueckman, Amanda Smotherman, and Elaine Field, all from New York, Monica (Marvin) Field, of Juneau.
Ellen cared for her twin Elaine's children as her own: William (Frances) Andrews, Jr. of Juneau, Anne Marie (Marion) Andrews, and Ellen Jo (James) Wilson, of Anchorage.
Grandchildren: Savannah, Sahara, Memphis, Dante, Aunalise, and Allisandra, all of New York, Masin, Keyana, and Corissa all of Juneau, Kyle of Maryland, Britney, Branden, Brandon, Kasey, Khaila, Jason, Johnathan, Alexis, Jordon and Sean all of Anchorage.
Great Grandchild: Charles of Anchorage.

Mother: Harriet Chilton, of Juneau, Brothers: Gene (Jennifer) Chilton, Brian (Alicia) Chilton, and Doug (Rhonda, special friend) Chilton all of Juneau and Thomas (Felicitas) Wehnes-Chilton of Hoonah, Sisters: Beverly (James) Kerr, of Tennessee, Ann Martha (Kim) Chilton of Oregon.

She was blessed with numerous Nieces and Nephews in Alaska and Tennessee.

Ellen is proceeded in death by: Father, Gene D. Chilton, Siblings: Leslie B. Chilton, Sharon D. Chilton, Eric L. Chilton, Doris E. Chilton, Twin-Elaine Sullivan, Lorraine Kincaid, and Janice Wren.

New York Services were held on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Ellen's wish was to be cremated and placed with her twin, Elaine in Juneau.

Juneau Memorial Service will be held on
Tuesday May 10th, 2011 at 6:30pm
at the Tlingit & Haida Community Center,
Salmon Creek.
Light Refreshments will follow the Service.

In Lieu of flowers the family has opened a memorial fund for Ellen (Chilton) Field at the True North Federal Credit Union, under the name of Arlene Tripp to help cover the funeral and transportation costs.

For any further questions or information you may contact Gene Chilton @ 957-1253 or Doug Chilton @ 723-0030
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 9 to May 16, 2011