21 Gladys M. Nielsen, 98, of Worland
Nov. 22 Sharon Ann Mehalek Keele, 67, of Powell
Nov. 20 Herman J. Batenhorst, 87, of Basin
Nov. 19 Samuel Merlin Haynes, Jr., 86, of Thermopolis
Nov. 25 Norma Irene Dover Taggart, 90, of Cody
Nov. 24 Mary Victoria Kitchel, 92, of Casper
Nov. 24 Joy Lynn Voiles, 62, of Arvada, in San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 1 Evelyn Lucille Ellison, 81, of Powell, in Casper
Nov. 29 Judy Jane (Sothan) Ahrens, 57, of Lander, in Riverton
Nov. 29, Donald Glen Nelson, 77, of Thermopolis
WORLAND – Evelyn Lucille Ellison, 81, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1,
2013 after complications from pneumonia at the Wyoming Medical
Center in Casper.
Evelyn was born in Emblem on Jan. 22, 1932 to Martin and Ella Blank Werbelow, the seventh of 14 children. She was baptized as an infant at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem and confirmed in the same church in 1946. She attended public school in Emblem and graduated from Greybull High School in 1952. She went to work for Mountain Bell in Basin as a telephone operator.
On June 21, 1953, she married Homer W. Ellison at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem, and together they had three daughters, Annette, Diane and Debbie. She spent the early part of her married life raising her children at home and later cleaned houses for several Worland families.
Evelyn enjoyed many simple things in life including square dancing, crafts, crocheting, sewing, quilting, working in her garden, volunteering at her daughter’s classroom at Westside in Powell and taking care of friends and family. The majority of her spare time was spent with her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Evelyn touched the lives of many individuals and she will forever be remembered for her creativity, love of flowers and her sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Ellison; her parents, Martin and Ella Werbelow; her brothers, Frank, Melvin and Elmer Werbelow; and her sister, Irma Olbricht.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Annette (Bernard) Ambrosino, Diane (Mark) Hensman and Debbie (Tim) Donnell; her sisters, Doris Schmidt, Gladys Behneman, Luella Henderson, Jean Werbelow and Mary Shepard; her brothers, Joe, George, Clarence and Leroy Werbelow; grandchildren, Tyler and Ben Ambrosino, Heather Hensman, and Scott and John Donnell; as well as many many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 223 E. 5th Street in Powell. A viewing will precede the service at 8 a.m. Graveside services will be held in Worland after the service.
Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.thompsonfuneral.net or to P.O. Box 807, Powell, Wyo. 82435.
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Powell is assisting the family with arrangements.