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Ellen Washington Overland

1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Ellen Washington Overland Obituary
Ellen Washington Overland
April 4, 1922 - December 10, 2013
"Mom, Nana, Nana-Grand and Our Queen Mum"
Ellen was born April 4, 1922, in Manchester, England, to George and Ellen Washington, and went home to the Lord on Dec. 10, 2013. Ellen had been in perfect health, so her peaceful passing, even at 91 1/2, was quite unexpected. However, just as in her favorite pastime, bingo, the unexpected was her style!
Arthur Gene Overland, the love of her life, passed away in 1995, and we are comforted to know they are dancing together once again. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kevin, who we know she is elated to be with again, son-in law Guy Smith, grandson Robert Christopher, and by a brother Tom, and sisters Lily and Kathleen from England.
Ellen is survived by six children Terry (Danielle) Overland, Karen (Bob) Zachry, Maureen Smith, David Overland, Donna (Scott) Shelton, and Greg (Tracey) Overland; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Jack; and sisters Mary and Norah, of England.
Always dressed to the nines, you couldn't easily forget her red hair, English accent and cheeky sense of humor! She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, the faith community of St. Jude Parish, her bingo buddies, and numerous strangers who, on Sundays, after sharing the bench at Wal-Mart, always left as friends.
A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at St. Jude Parish, with burial immediately following at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, and at 1 p.m. A reception and celebration of Ellen's life will be held in the St Jude Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Father James B. Hay Catholic School, in Alamogordo.
The Overland family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 12, 2014
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