Ellen Lee Starr passed away at her home December 21, 2021.
Born October 15, 1935, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the daughter of William Earl and Lela Hillmon Strowbridge. She was raised in Oregon, then moved to California to attend nursing college. She left school to marry and raise a family.
Mom married her sweetheart, David Leroy Starr, July 2, 1955. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. The family moved to Utah and settled in Salem.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mom served in many Church callings. She loved being a temple worker and served 10 years in that position.
Mom loved books, sewing and poetry. She volunteered for the Utah County Bookmobile for a number of years, before being hired as the office librarian. She retired after almost 20 years. She was an associated member of the D.U.P. and served as the Camp Chaplain for a number of years.
A special thank you to Ann Nielsen.
Preceding Ellen in death were her husband, David; and son, James; her half-brother, Paul; parents, William and Lela; and son-in-law, Ken.
She is survived by her sister, Joan D Long of Oregon; and her children: Joni, Cristi, David, Juli, Cynthia, and Vesper; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 12:00 Noon, at Apple Blossom 7th Ward LDS Chapel, 25 East Apple Blossom Way, Salem, Utah 84653. There will not be a public viewing.