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Doris F. Ellis
September 15, 1942 – May 8, 2018

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.

Our 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 sisters.

“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.

Celebration of Life potluck for both mother and son will be on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Stayton Community Center, 400 Virginia St. in Stayton. The family asks that there be no alcohol. If there are any questions please feel free to contact Doug at (503)508 - 8721. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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