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Ellen Rae Fanning

1948 - 2013
Ellen Rae Fanning Obituary
Ellen Rae Fanning, 65, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood. Memorials: Memorials can be made to the Ellen R. Fanning Memorial Fund at Fort Worth Country Day School, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. Ellen was born Nov. 12, 1948, in Fort Worth. She attended Polytechnic High School. Ellen was a devoted wife to Jerry for 27 years. She took pride in her other roles in life, being a mother, a friend and "GiGi" to her three grandchildren. Her other loves in life were her precious angels and dogs, Mitzi and Frazier. Ellen retired in 2012 from her position as director of finance at Fort Worth Country Day School where she had worked for 35 years. Those who knew her will always remember her great Southern cooking, wise counsel, infectious laugh and her ability to recount exact dates and historical events from her personal and work life. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald Fish and Patricia Hudson, and brother, Byron Fish. Survivors: Husband, Jerry C. Fanning; daughters, Summer Posey and husband, Kevin, Monnie Fanning and husband, Kristian Wilson and Stephanie Peachey and husband, Derek; grandchildren, Gage and Tatum Posey and Lane Peachey; brother, Ben Fish and wife, Deborah Ann; nephew, Brandon Duncan and wife, Katie; and great-nephew, Kadon Duncan.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 5, 2013
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