Mary Lee Middleton Elledge
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September 13, 1921
February 20, 2013
Mary Lee Middleton Elledge passed away on the 20th of February 2013 at the Manor Care Facilities in Reno, NV.
Born to John and Jenny Middleton on September 13th, 1921 in Fernley, Nevada and raised in Portola CA.
Moving to Susanville CA in her teens and graduating from Lassen Union High School in 1939.
She married Ralph Elledge in 1939, living in Susanville and raising three children there.
A kind and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She always had a special place in her heart for Children and was especially close to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was constructed of a character and strength that few possess, Mary Lee's greatest pleasure was found in the time spent with her family.
Above all else she leaves us an enduring legacy of love.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father John and Jenny Middleton, sister Gertrude Edgar, brothers John and Clinton Middleton, grandson Bruce Ayers, Daughter Betty Elledge and loving husband of 52 years, Ralph Elledge.
Survived by: son Jack (Cynthia) Elledge, daughter Shirley (Jack) Scheeler. grandchildren: Tracy (Andrew) Wilson, Rob (Dayna) Ayers, Brian (Jennifer) Elledge, Stefanie Elledge, Jolene (Jeff) Boren. Great-grandchildren: Kellen, Austin, Dillon, Jack, Tyler, Bella and Wyatt. Brother Robert Middleton and sister Lois Towell and numerous loving nieces and nephews and their families and her closest friend of over 70 years, Opal Berry.
Services will be held on Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 p.m., at the Walton's Funeral Home on So. Lassen Street in Susanville with internment in the Janesville Cemetery immediately following.
Our sorrow comes from knowing we can no longer be a part of her life and our joy comes from knowing she will always be a part of ours.
The Family extends our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Manor Care of Reno and Vista Care Hospice for the exceptional care they gave our loved one.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 26, 2013