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Ellen Edna Szabados

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ELLEN EDNA SZABADOS Age 89, passed into eternal life on May 25, 2013. She was born in Napoleon, ND to Leroy and Edith Spotts and grew up in that farming community. Ellen was married to the late Asaf Sukut from 1943 to 1951. She worked as a waitress and car hop in Tucson, AZ. On August 29, 1953 she married Maj. Raymond E Szabados USAF ret. As part of the military life, they lived in Tucson, AZ and Rapid City, SD. Ray retired from the Air Force and they settled in Riverside, CA where they lived for many years. Ellen was a top selling Avon representative in Riverside and very involved with her church, Grace Lutheran, the Lyons club, and as a volunteer at the Villa De Anza Assisted Living Community. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, sewing and embroidery. Ellen was an excellent cook and renowned for her baking skills. Ellen moved to Fairwinds Ivy Ranch Retirement community in Oceanside in 2004 where she was active as a welcoming coordinator for new residents and organized a card playing group which she greatly enjoyed. The delicious aroma of baking rolls and apple pies coming from her apartment made everyone feel at home. Ellen is survived by her husband Raymond; son Larry Sukut and his wife Inga Carmack; son Gene Szabados and his wife Ruth and grandchildren Greg Szabados, Laura Szabados and Bradley Sukut. She was preceded in death by her sister Rubbie Hilton. Services: Saturday, June 1, viewing at 9:00, Service at 10:00am at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2993 MacDonald Street, Oceanside, CA. Graveside service will be on June 4, 11:45am (arrive 30 min. early) at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the San Diego Blood Bank. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on May 30, 2013
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