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On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Lord Jesus Christ came for Ellie Stenbeck, and took her to her eternal home in heaven. She passed away at Feather River Hospital, ending a 2nd battle with cancer.

Ellie was a native of Ontario, CA, where she graduated from Chaffey High School and then attended Southern California College, receiving her BA in Education in 1971. She retired in 2008, after 25 years as a preschool teacher after her first bout with cancer. She was active in her church, with choir, altar guild, and Sunday School teaching. She was a district officer with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Ellie was the daughter of Betty (deceased) and Thomas Sanderson of Paradise, California, who brought her up in a wonderful Christian home.

She was married to Pastor Mark Stenbeck for 39 years. They served at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise for the past 29 years.

She is survived by her father and sister, Kathleen Trenton. She had two daughters, Mandi Steffenson and Lauri Green, and three grandchildren, Brady, Timothy, and Nala.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6404 Pentz Road, Paradise at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 25, 2011
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