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Obituary of Ellen Rose Day
Ellen Rose Day passed away peacefully at Pheasant Pointe Memory Care on December 13, 2019. Ellen was born in Leytonstone, London to Albert and Ellen Boyce on June 28, 1922. Ellen left school at age 14 and worked at the local ACME in Walthamstow, London throughout WWII. During that time, she experienced the bombing of London and saw her own beloved childhood home destroyed in 1942. She married Clifford Douglas Day on March 15, 1941 and in January 1947, Clifford and Ellen immigrated to America where they settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their son, Bill was born in 1963 followed by daughter Jane in 1964. The family moved to Oregon in 1970 after a driving trip through the Willamette Valley reminded them of the English countryside. They spent the next 25 years living on their farm in Perrydale, Oregon where they had many pets and a few cows. They attended Valley Baptist Church at Perrydale. Ellen’s husband passed away in 2008 in Gladstone, Oregon. Ellen loved history and animals. Their home was always populated with several cats and dogs. She also enjoyed gardening, reading historic novels, painting and drawing. She traveled several times to England in later life and enjoyed visiting historic homes and gardens. Ellen is survived by her son Clifford Day (Bill), daughter Jane Turville, son-in-law David Turville, grandson Casey Day and his son Dylan, and granddaughter Hollie Day and her sons Hunter and Carter. A funeral service will be held on Friday December 20, 2019 at 1:00pm at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.