Ellen Frances (Dilbeck) Ferrier passed away February 25, 2013 peacefully, at the young age of 84.
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She was born on July 22, 1928 to Glenn and Martha Goodlive. Her grandparents raised her and sister, Lucille in Palo Alto, California. Ellen raised her family in Durham and later moved to Chico. She also spent many days of the past 30 years as a vendor in Paradise, and waving at every passerby. She was known by all as, Ellen's Melons, and later, The Rug Lady.
She is survived by her seven children. Bob (Dee) (Dilbeck) Phillips,. Bud (Jo) Dilbeck, Tom (Nanette) Dilbeck. Shirley Powell, Marti (Bob) Domyancic, Cindy Battenfield and Peggy Porter.
Ellen was very quick to brag about her seven children, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren with two more on the way.
Ellen always said, "I should write a book but no one would believe it"; but she still enjoyed sharing her lifetime experiences with all.
The services for Ellen will be held on Friday March 1, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Brusie Funeral Home and burial will follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent online @ bruisefuneralhome.com
Published in Paradise Post from Feb. 28 to Mar. 28, 2013