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February 24, 1929
September 20, 2012
Ellen Hoel passed away quietly in Reno after a seven-year battle with Alzheimer's. She remained in her home until earlier this year thanks to a phenomenal group of caregivers led by her best friend, Jean Beck. Ellen was born and raised in Norway and shortly after marrying Berger Hoel (4/9/31 - 5/26/96) in 1955 moved to Vancouver, BC. They moved to Chicago for a year and then back to Norway in 1963. In 1967 they moved to Santa Rosa, CA and then to Reno in 1996. Ellen's daughter, Britt Strom, lives in Oslo, Norway with her husband, Bard, and children Christoffer and Stian. Ellen's son, Arne Hoel, lives in Reno with his wife, Marie, and children Joseph, Erik, Daniel and Haden. Their eldest, Audrey, lives in San Diego. The family has planned a private celebration of Ellen's life with Ellen's friends and caregivers.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Oct. 5 to Nov. 23, 2012