Ellen Lorene Dennis, who made her home in Mount Shasta, California for many years, died at her home on June 22, 2018. She was 66.

Ellen was born March 6, 1952, in Riverside, California to Therman and Eleanor Dennis. The family moved to Mount Shasta in 1957.

Ellen attended the Mount Shasta schools and College of the Siskiyous. She continued her education at Sacramento State University, where she graduated and received her teaching credential. While continuing to live in Mount Shasta she taught in area schools and worked for the Mount Shasta Herald.

In the early 1990s she moved to Switzerland as a missionary for Youth With A Mission. In that position she traveled through many countries, including those behind the Iron Curtain, for the next decade. She returned to Mount Shasta, working as a housekeeper.

She is survived by her cousins, Anita Nance, Arlene Williams and Adrian Nelson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For information contact gingerapperson@gmail.com.

Donations to Mount Shasta Hospice are preferred.