LEBANON, NH AND CASTLE HILL, ME - Rebecca (Ellis) Alley, 78 passed away peacefully July 16, 2014 in Enfield, NH. Rebecca was born in Castle Hill, ME, May 17, 1936, the daughter of the late Alonzo and Leola (Richardson) Ellis.
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Her employment as secretary included Cardigan Mt School, Keene Medical Products for 14 years, Meridan Congregational Church for 5 years and there by retiring to enjoy her grandchildren and hobbies. She loved photography, playing her piano, working in her flower garden, needlework, and making quilts. She was a member of the Upper Valley Arts and Crafts club for many years. She was also a member of the Castle Hill Advent Christian Church and VFW in Maine and the Emblem Club in NH. She also loved traveling all over the country with Mahlon Ward.
She is survived by her partner of twenty-seven years, Mahlon Ward of Enfield, NH, her four children, Rinaldo Ellis and wife, Cathy of Bangor, ME, Darryl Carvell and wife, Sandi of Enfield, NH, Anita Moody and husband, Frank of Woodland, ME, and Maralee Sites and husband, Justin of Jacksonville, FL; her siblings, Sheldon Ellis and his wife, Kathy of Presque Isle. ME, Lucy Folts of Friendship, ME, and Ruth Kirby of Levelland, TX. She has 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. All will miss her greatly. In addition to her parents, Rebecca was predeceased by her first husband, Hugh Alley and a brother, Dayton Richardson.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at the Castle Hill Advent Christian Church with Pastor Lucy Lovley officiating. Friends may call noon until time of the service at the church. Prior to the service a luncheon will be held at 11:30 for family and close friends. Donations may be made in her memory to House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769 Interment will be in Riverside Ext. Cemetery, Washburn. Arrangements are in care of Duncan Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com
Published in BDN Maine on July 22, 2014