Ellen Decker, age 73, a 25-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021. She was born May 23, 1947 in Summit, N.J.
Ellen enjoyed counted cross-stitch needlepoint, reading, and the occasional visit to the casino. She was retired from Special Events at the Tropicana in Laughlin, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Decker; parents, Alfred and Beulah Rutz.
She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Decker of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Tracy (Ryan) Bogue of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandsons, Cody Decker, Damon Puryear, Jace Puryear, Logan Decker all of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Ryan Bogue, Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; granddaughter, Rylie Bogue of Albuquerque, N.M.; siblings, Carol (Matt) Allen, Willis (Barbara) Rutz, John Rutz and Wayne (Nikki) Rutz; brother and sister-in-laws, Howard Decker, Tania Merrill and Wini Tomczyk; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Tropicana Laughlin in Hospitality suites, Classic and Safari suites.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Mar. 18 to Mar. 26, 2021.