Terry Jean Ellis

1949 - 2018

About the Service

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, July 11 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, July 12 also at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

Terry Jean Ellis was born on December 19, 1949 in Oakland, CA to Oscar and Zelma Quillen. She was raised in Hayward, CA and graduated from Tennyson High School. Terry married Charles Ellis in 1969 and remained in Hayward where they raised their family. Terry was a homemaker for several years but then went on to work for Hayward Adult School as a computer technician from 1989 to 2004. Terry was a lifetime member of Hayward Full Gospel Temple.

Terry and Charles moved to Monument, CO where they remained until 2015, when they settled in Turlock.  Terry was an accomplished pianist and loved crossword puzzles. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Charles Ellis; her children Olivia (Chad) Englert, Connie (Charles) Butterfield and Donnie (David) Springer; and her grandchildren Chas Butterfield, Lilly Springer, Amanda Englert, Wesley Butterfield, David Springer, Addisen Englert and Lucas Springer.

She is also survived by her siblings Thomas (Iva) Quillen, Charlotte Mallory and Connie (Cruz) Fragoza. She is preceded in death by her parents Oscar Quillen and Zelma Curtis Quillen, her grandson Matthew Springer and her brother-in-law Sam Mallory.

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, July 11 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, July 12 also at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.


Remembrances

  1. I am sadden to hear of Terrys passing. She was a wonderful, godly woman and a friend. She could always find the right key for me to sing in and learn new songs that I would bring to her. She was there for church plays, VBS and whenever we needed a piano player. When her oldest Olivia was born, my son Christopher was 1yrs old…they grew up in church. One day Christopher went up to Terry and told her he was going to marry Olivia (he was 3 and Olivia was 2) we got a kick out of that! May God comfort the family at this time and know that she is now in the presence of the Lord and her loved ones! Love to all, Nancy, Christopher and Laura

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