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Helen H. Ellis


Helen Henry Ellis died on July 6, 2018 at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital from complications following a stroke at her Raleigh home. She was 84 years old. Helen is survived by her husband Larry Ellis, daughter Elaine and husband David McGinn of Scottsdale, Arizona, daughter Cheryl and husband Jack Dent of California, Maryland, son Eric Ellis and wife Megan of North Potomac, Maryland and six beloved grandchildren and four beautiful great grandchildren. She was a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Mae Henry. Helen met and married Raleigh native Larry Ellis in 1957 while Larry was stationed in Massachusetts with the U.S. Army. They lived in Germany for two years while Larry completed his military service and returned to Raleigh where Larry earned his architectural degree at NC State in 1963. They later lived in Maryland for 15 years where the children grew up while Helen became a nursing student and received a nursing degree at American University in DC. She went on to become an ICU head nurse, nursing supervisor and nursing administrator at various locations including Maryland, Washington DC, Saudi Arabia and the Cayman Islands. She was dedicated to her calling as a nurse and care-giver and was loved and admired by family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in Maryland in August. Condolences can be shared at CremationSocietyNC.com
Published in The News & Observer on July 12, 2018
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