Mary Joann Ellis December 30, 1930 – March 20, 2013
Date posted: March 27, 2013
Mary Joann “Jo” Ellis, 82, of Glenrock (most recently Meadow Wind Assisted Living in Casper) passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Wyoming Medical Center after a short bout with pneumonia. She was born in Casper on December 30, 1930 to Emmett and May Taylor, who owned and operated the OK Tire Shop in Evansville. She was very proud that she attended Willard School and NCHS in Casper.
She married Dan Stephens on October 16, 1947 and they raised 2 daughters on their ranch on Deer Creek, near Glenrock. She later married Jack Fitzhugh, living on various ranches around Douglas and Hulett, and then moved to Sheridan, Wyoming where she married the late Jess Ellis.
She worked hard all of her life, raising her daughters, waiting tables, cooking at various ranches, bartending, and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, leatherwork, and especially playing games and cribbage with her grandchildren. She was very competitive and tried to teach them how to lose gracefully.
Jo is survived by her daughters Peggy Anderson (John Hornbeck), Sheridan, Linda (Steve) Anderson – Glenrock, grand children, Billie Anderson – Greenfield, NH, Kory (Emily Anderson – Ventura, CA, Stephanie (John) Lund – Pinedale, WY, Robin (Quentin) McCaffree – Shepherd, MT, and great grandchildren, Cooper, Kaden, & Brinley Anderson, Garrett & Wyatt Lund, Teeya & Taylor McCaffree.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 28 at 2:00PM at the Glenrock Senior Center, 615 W. Deer, Glenrock, Wyoming. Donations may be made to the Glenrock Seniour Center or the donor’s choice.
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