Edward “Ed” Eugene Ellis, age 64, passed away from natural causes at his Kahiltna River Mine on July 12, 2017.
Edward was born in Connell, Washington on April 19, 1953 to Ralph and Betty (Jacobson) Ellis.
Ed moved to Alaska in 1962 and was self-employed in the timber and mining business.
He liked working to build roads allowing access to remote mineral deposits.
He was mentored in prospecting by Petty John. Ed had many dear Alaskan friends across the state.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Betty and his sister-in-law Linda.
Ed is survived by his wife, Ann Ellis, his son & daughter in-law, Joshua and Gen; his son & daughter in-law, Jeremy and Elizabeth; his sons: Jedediah, Joel, and Jason; his daughter & son in-law, Jessica and Mark Russell; his step-daughter & husband, Zabrina and Kevin; his sister & brother in-law, Ruth and Andy Anderson; his brothers and sister-in-law, William, Steve and Martha; his nieces & nephews: Tracy and Christine, Tammy and Mike Svir, Erin and Kevin Lovell; and his grandchildren, Hannah, Jordan, Elizabeth, Caleb, Kylie, Zachary, Caden, and Nolan.
Funeral Service and visitation was held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Palmer, Alaska. The service was officiated by Pastor Andy Hendrickson.
Arrangements were cared for by Janssen’s Mat-Su Funeral Homes.