Ellen Wagner of Woodinville, Wash., passed away peacefully on October 27, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash., with her family by her side after a long-fought battle with breast cancer.
Ellen, the daughter of Daniel and Ellen Nelson, was born on October 21, 1935, and grew up in Chicago, Ill.
She married Albert Wagner, with whom she lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., until his death on September 10, 2000.
After a brief time in Ohio, Ellen moved to Woodinville, Wash., to live near family.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Laura, and son-in-law, Jay Evans and her grandchildren Drew and Elise Evans, all of Woodinville.
Her greatest happiness was her family and she so enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who loved their days with grandma.
Ellen was very knowledgeable about current events and enjoyed discussing and debating politics.
Ellen also enjoyed her outings about town to the local businesses of Woodinville.
Ellen worked at Johnson Controls, among other companies in Chicago, before marrying Albert.
After Albert retired in 1980, Ellen worked at ACCO International for 18 years before retirement.
Besides her loving family, she leaves behind two sisters-in-law of Struthers, Ohio, Dorothy Wagner and Louise Wagner, and many nieces, nephews and friends in Ohio and Chicago.
Besides her parents and husband, Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Nelson, Jr. A memorial service for Ellen was held in Struthers, Ohio, where she was buried near her husband.
Memorial donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.