John N Ellis 77, of Orphino, Idaho, passed on November 15th in Grand Junction, Colorado surrounded by his son, Jeff Ellis, daughters, Tracy Ellis, Lori Ellis and granddaughter Baby Rose, Madison Ellis.
John's first son, John Raue Ellis passed away in July of 2015, although John Jr was not there at the passing he was awaiting to greet his father in the afterlife.
John leaves behind nine grandchildren, Bryanna Ellis, Nick Ellis, Bailey Ellis, Colton Dan Ellis, Madison Ellis (Baby Rose), Tristen Ellis, Malli Ellis,Olivia Ellis, and Izzy Ellis. Daughter-in-laws :Lori and Dawniel Ellis.
John was the third out of five in his family and leaves behind his only living sibling, Lilas Ellis.
John graduated high school in Lewiston, and attended Portland State College and Eastern Washington University earninging a degree in education.
John served in the National Guard. He was stationed in Fort Lewis Washington, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, and Fort Lewis California during the Vietnam War.
John and his late wife Joanne owned a small grocery store in Lewiston and later moved to Nine Mile Falls Washington and stated a fencing business along with their three children.His career also consisted of real estate sales, car sales and ended with All filter Sales, a family owned business.
John was always involved with the community that surrounded him. He refereed in basketball, softball, baseball, and football at the high school and recreational level. He also coached basketball in the Nine Mile Community for seven years. He is known by his ability to make kids learn and respect the community around them.
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