Mildred Jean Ellison entered into rest on Feb. 14, in Manteca. She was born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Oroville, Calif., to the late Murnie and Lois Ellison. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her daughter Debbie Ryan and sister Lou Ethel Ellison.
Ms. Ellison is survived by her children Tamara Maples, Cindy Francis, Sherry Tostado (Harry), and Rick Maples (Lisa). She was blessed by nine grandchildren: Chris, Richard, Tim, Beverly, Anthony, Rayetta, Daniel, Heather and Tina, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. In addition, she has two siblings Keith Ellison and Linda Mullin.
Mildred was known to family and friends as Midge. She was a nurse for many years working for various facilities, including Majestic Pines Care Center in Hayward. She was a faithful Christian and a member of Valley Baptist Church of Castro Valley. She was a talented artist and had a gift in playing the beautiful sounds of the piano. She loved the suspense of a scary movie and enjoyed the drama of a romance novel written by Nora Roberts. She had a beautiful voice and loved to harmonize with her daughter Sherry. Midge enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her late dog Max. She loved visits from her family and cherished quality time with her children and grandchildren. Her big personality was always a magnet for others. Her loving heart, silliness and zest for life will never be forgotten. She will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to be serving the Ellison family. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 10a.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m., both held at P.L. Fry & Son, 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Calif. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, February 19, 2014