Ellen Marie Norrie

September 25, 1936 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Ellen Norrie Obituary

Ellen Marie Norrie passed away on November 21st, 2023, in Lakeview, Oregon.

Ellen was born on September 25th, 1936, in Haddonfield, New Jersey to Helen (Risley) and Neil Peterson.

Ellen grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey, then in 1950 she moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Ellen met the love of her life Russell in 1952. Ellen and Russell married on October 1, 1954, and lived a happily married life until Russel’s passing on January 20, 2016. They were married for 62 very blessed years during which they lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  From there they moved to Sodaville, Oregon, but not too long after that they moved to Okeechobee, Florida in 1996. Ellen and Russell spent many years in Florida before his passing on January 20th, 2016. Shortly, after Ellen moved back to Oregon to a town called Crooked River Ranch. Ellen lived in Crooked River Ranch for two years then moved to Redmond, Oregon in 2018. Ellen again only lived there for two years before moving to her final resting place Lakeview, Oregon in 2020.

Ellen supervised the kitchen at the Wiley Mission nursing home when she was younger.  She worked a few different jobs in her lifetime, but her most favorite was being a homemaker. Ellen was involved in her Christian Lifestyle. She even made an album of gospel music, and she had a very charismatic relationship with Jesus. Ellen lived a life of loving, following and serving Jesus.

Ellen had many hobbies including singing, reading, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, and hunting with her husband Russell. She loved all these things dearly, but she most deeply loved making hoops for charismatic worship and teaching others how to make and use them. For the last three years Ellen loved to sit in her recliner watching the deer and looking out the window at the mountains of Bullard Canyon, all the while watching her favorite shows; The Walton’s, Little House on the Prairie, and the Steve Harvey show. Doing all of this while having her beloved chihuahuas Sofia and Isabella on her lap.

Ellen is survived by her daughters; Doris Good, Sue Trehern, Ginny Gatliff, son; Russell Norrie III, sister Anna Keppen, and grandchildren; Stacie Norrie, Nikea Thompson, Steve Doll, Mariah Kuhlman, Hannah Cavanaugh, Naomi Head, Lydia Trehern, Caleb Trehern, David Gatliff, Tim Gatliff, Kari Brown, and Elizabeth Major Hicks. Ellen had 19 great grandchildren.

Ellen was proceeded in death by her Husband Russell Norrie Jr. and her son Rusty Norrie, sisters Ethel and Ruth, brothers Bob, Chucky, John, Jimmy and granddaughter Sami.

A celebration of life for Ellen will be held later this spring.

Contributions can be made in Ellen’s honor to Gideons International P.O. Box 5137, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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