Eleanor "Ellie" Allison Moorhouse, 69, of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, June 29, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center following a six-month battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Loggan, Utah, the daughter of Wilford Howard and Ardelle Simpson Kunz.
Ellie graduated from Nauasseur American High School in French Morocco, Africa. She married John Moorhouse on June 22, 1956, in New York City. At the time of her illness, she was working at Wal-Mart as a checker and more recently at the service desk. She also worked at the Nevada Police Department as a court clerk. In Oregon, Ellie worked as a bookkeeper at the Jackson County Library and as a court clerk for the Jackson County Courts. In Massachusetts, she worked as a bookkeeper for Parsons Paper Company.
Ellie has been a resident of Nevada, since 1999. She began her married life in Massachusetts, where all of her children were born. She and John then moved across the country to southern Oregon, where they lived until moving to Nevada. Ellie was an avid fan of Judge Judy, a voracious reader, cross-stitched many intricate projects, and loved crossword puzzles. She was well liked by many and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, John, of 50 years; seven children, daughter, Allison Fast and her husband Rick, of Nevada; daughter, Dawn Cooper and her husband Craig, of Placerville, Calif.; son, Doug Moorhouse and his wife Rita, of Kenosha, Wis.; daughter, Beth Bailey of Boise, Idaho; son, Mark Moorhouse and his fiancee Vicki Castle, of Nevada; daughter, Tracy Allen and her husband Gary Dan, of Marsing, Idaho; son, Brian Moorhouse, of Nevada; 13 grandchildren, Derek and Makenzie Fast; Cammie and Caitlynn Cooper; Cassie and Richard Moorhouse, Michael and Janae Bailey, Kelli Johanson, Cheyanne and Tanner Allen, and Colby and Cassie Moorhouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Doug Kunz, and one son, Scott Moorehouse.
The family will receive fiiends at Evergreen Memorial Chapel from 6-8 p.m, on Wednesday, July 5. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donors choice in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Logan, Utah.