Eleanor "Ellie" Allison Moorhouse, 69, of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center following a six-month battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Logan, 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 had 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 fiancée Vicki Castle, of Nevada; daughter Tracy Allen and her husband Gary Dan, of Marsing, Idaho; son Brian Moorhouse, of Nevada; and 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 Moorhouse.
The family will receive friends at Evergreen Memorial Chapel from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, or the charity of the donor's choice in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Logan, Utah.