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Shirley Ann Ellis

November 21, 1929 — April 8, 2017

Born November 21, 1929 in Long Beach, passed away April, 8, 2017 in Sacramento surrounded by her family.

Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Jeanne Cottini (Rich) and Susan Gail Rivieccio (Nicki), four grand daughters:  Carrie Ann Cottini, (Robert Bowen) and Lisa Marie Cottini- Lanterman (Steve), Melissa Caroline and Genna Marie (Rivieccio); two great-grand children:  Chloe Ellis and Luke Thayer (Lanterman).  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Richard A. Ellis (2002) and son Richard A. Ellis, Jr. (1975).

Her creative and artistic talents came through in her involvement with the family-owned retail chain of stores known as the College-Hi Shops, her volunteer work at Sutter Auxiliary, Cancer League, Junior League and Sacramento Children’s Home Casa Garden restaurant.  She had a passion for gardening and love of entertaining. Shirley made her home at Campus Commons Senior Community for the last 13 years where her activities included book club, bean bag toss and using her green thumb talents to enhance the garden.

Friends are invited to a celebration memorial on Saturday, April 22rd 2pm-4pm at Campus Commons Senior Community, 22 Cadillac Drive, Sacramento 95825.  Feel free to bring a favorite memory or story to share.  Remembrances can be made to the Sutter Medical Center (  in memory of Shirley A. Ellis.
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