FERN LOUISE ELLIS CHANDLER
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December 11, 1918, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
July, 2008, Chubbuck, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
POCATELLO - Fern Louise (Ellis) Chandler, 89, of Pocatello, passed away peacefully Monday, July 14, 2008, of natural causes.
Born December 11, 1918, to Eugene and Miney (Daniels) Ellis in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fern lived there until she was 4 years old and her parents divorced. The family then moved to Pocatello, where her mother remarried. Fern grew up with her mother, Miney, stepfather, William Samuel Chandler and three sisters, Thelma Evelyn (Ellis) McDonald, Darlene Grace (Ellis) Byers and Alilce Joyce (Chandler) Curzon on various farms around Inkom.
After graduation from Inkom High School as the 1937 valedictorian, Fern worked in Pocatello until she married her high school sweetheart, William John Chandler October 26, 1940.
Fern and Bill built a loving home and reared their three sons and one daughter on an acre of land south of Pocatello. Known for its beauty, Fern and Bill's home reflected their hard-working ethic and their love of their land. Fern's flowers were admired by all, and their big orchard and lawns were favored by neighborhood children as the place to play.
Always a loving wife and mother, Fern had a love for Jesus Christ also. She became an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after having been away from the church for 31 years. Her family, friends and neighbors helped her through her studies to complete the temple work needed to be sealed to husband, Bill.
Besides her love of flowers, Fern also loved to fish and camp. She could outfish anybody. Her immaculate home was welcoming to all, and she never spoke ill of anyone. Fern always had an affinity for little things, from the youngest babies, puppies and kitties, to wild birds and little knick-knacks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William John, her oldest son, William Ellis and her three sisters.
Fern is survived by her daughter, Elyse Laree (James) Harper; and sons, Robert Keith (Dianna) and Jeffrey John (Tawna); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pocatello First Ward on South Grant, with a viewing preceding the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Ridge Wind Residence and Creekside Home Health and Hospice for their loving, efficient care during Fern's last days.
Published in Idaho State Journal on July 16, 2008
Eugene Gault Ellis (1895 - 1959)
Miney A. Chandler (1898 - 1994)
William John Chandler (1917 - 1998)
William Ellis Chandler (1942 - 1978)*
Inkom Cemetery, Inkom, Bannock County, Idaho, USA
Plot: Lot 258
Created by: ValerieC
Record added: Aug 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28927824