Colonel USAR (RET) Stephen Wayne Ellis passed away July 25, 1998.

Born December 1, 1920, in Woodruff, Utah to Ralph E. and Fannie Richards Ellis. Married Althea Johnston May 29, 1944. Graduated from South High School in 1939. Served in World War II in the USAAC. Graduated from the U of U in 1952. Retired from Utah National Guard and Active Reserves after 32 years. Worked for the state and retired in 1982.Survived by wife, Althea, of Salt Lake; children, Gregory and Connie Ellis, of Bountiful, UT; Susan and Gary Gunn, of Phoenix AZ; Mark and Jane Ellis, of West Valley, UT; Carol and Denis Prisbrey, of Taylorsville, UT; John and Lesa Ellis, of Eugene, OR; Stefanie and Craig Park, of Sandy, UT; several brothers in-law and several sisters in-law and a sister in-law he considered a daughter, Lori Johnston; 18 wonderful grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by parents; three brothers and one sister; and granddaughter, Kimi.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 31, 1998, 2 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East where also friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

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