Longtime Siskiyou County resident Glee Ellen Varga passed away on July 11, 2012 at her home in Fort Jones, California. She was 68 years old.

Ellen was born on February 13, 1944 in Oakland, California, the only child of Harry and Maxine Gedney.

Ellen grew up in Dorris until the age of 12, when she moved to Mount Shasta, then to Grenada and eventually to Yreka.

At the age of 16, she married Donald Sargent. Together they had two daughters, Brenda and Stacy. Ellen and Don divorced in the 1980s, but remained very good friends.
In 1990, Ellen married Robert Varga and they made their home in Fort Jones. Ellen was totally devoted to her family.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters, Brenda Fisher and her husband Jonathan of Lake Shastina, and Stacy Sanders and her husband Mike of Etna; one grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Shannalee Cates and her husband Joseph of Fort Stewart, Georgia; granddaughter, Kaylea and her fiance Jeremy Morris of Montague; four stepchildren, Dodie, Bobby, Jeana and Jimmy; nine step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her first husband and close friend, Donald Sargent.

Per Ellen’s wishes, no services will be held.

Online condolences may be made to www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.

Girdner Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.