Back in 1996 I went to the Alpena shelter and they saved me from a terrible abusive relationship. I met Yvonne Ellis (RIP) and she changed my life forever for the better.

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Yvonne Therese Ellis
(January 15, 1944 - November 29, 2006)

ELLIS, Yvonne Therese, 62, of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 after a valiant fight with cancer.

Yvonne was born January 15, 1944 in Alpena to Jay and Mary “Betty” (Melden) Sleeper. After raising her family she chose to return to school receiving her Bachelor Degree from Central Michigan University in 1994 and her Masters in Education from Spring Arbor University in 2000. She had almost completed her Masters in Counseling from Spring Arbor University when she became ill. She was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Gaylord, and employed by North Country Community Mental Health of Gaylord as a Support Coordinator. Her hobbies included education and camping.

She is survived by three daughters; Kimberly (Dan) Ludlow, Alexandria (Daniel) Oaks both of Alpena, Mary Cameron of Hillman, two sons; Matthew (Misty) Ellis of Nicholasville, KY, Jeffery Ellis of Muskegon, MI, 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a sister; Karen Steffenhagen of Madison, WI. And her dear friend Kim Maki of Ann Arbor.

1 comment:

Cheryl Sinclair said...

"I bet. One of my dear friends died two months later of cancer and I miss her every day too. Thank goodness for your "hobbies", Kim! We all enjoy them."

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