Jefferson – Our
Mama went to join up with her Lord and Savior in the early
morning hours on the 8th of May, surrounded by her children,
grandchildren and sisters. There was a beautiful sunrise at
the Corvallis Hospital after a short illness.
Mom was one of the hardest working people we’ve ever known,
and did her best to instill those values in her children. She
had a great sense of humor, feisty, and most honest person
we’ve ever known. Born in Brawley, CA on September 15, 1942
to Payton Wheeler Phillips and Hazel Marie Phillips. She was
75 years young. Doris had an “interesting” life to say the
least. As a child, learning the value of work and the
“Dollar.” Of her accomplishments: picking fruit and
vegetables at an early age of five. As an adult, working at
Stayton Canning Co., Paris Woolen Mills, as a care giver for
the elderly and finally for the last 27 years owning and
operating “Doris’ Country Quilting, (a custom machine
quilting business), until 6 weeks ago.
She married William
Claude Ellis on March 2, 1959 in Gold Hill. He preceded her in
death on June 16, 2001. Together they raised five kids.
She is survived by
children: Donna J. (Mike) Mill of Salem, Doug T. Ellis of
Stayton, Hazel (Matt) Davis of Salem, and Scott (Tammy) Ellis
of Jefferson; sisters: Ann Hayes of Reedsport, Linda Pointer
of Myrtle Point, and Oral Lee Konrad of Brookings; nine
grandkids and 10 great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by
her son, Jeffrey Ellis on December 7, 2017, a brother and four
“The Lord is my
Shepherd I shall not want.” Services will be held at a later
date. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.