Walking On -- Clarice Ellison

06.27.2013 Michelle Alaimo Walking On

Clarice R. Holmes Ellison

Nov. 11, 1927 - June 24, 2013

Tribal Elder Clarice Ellison, 85, walked on Monday, June 24, in Silverton.

She was born in Grand Ronde, Ore., the seventh of 10 children to Abraham and Mildred (Fullum) Holmes. She was a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, where she was active in Elder activities. She was a dental assistant for several years at  Chemawa Indian Health Center.

Clarice enjoyed traveling, going to the beach and her flower garden. Her greatest joy though was her two granddaughters.

Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Ellison, in 2008; her parents; and nine siblings, Arnold, Elmer, Blandine, Earl, Lester, Chester, Merle, David and Wilmer.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (David) Greenburg; granddaughters Lori Holmes and Tiffany Keppinger (Mason); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Willamette Valley Hospice, Dee Humphries and Lone Oaks Care Home for their loving care of Clarice.

Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan, Ore. Arrangements were made by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service of Salem.