Joanne Gaylord Ellsworth: Feb. 28, 1929 – Sept. 18, 2020

Joanna Gaylord Ellsworth passed away Sept. 18, 2020.

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Joanne Gaylord Ellsworth, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 18, 2020. She was born on Feb. 28, 1929, in Torrance, Calif., to Charles and Dora Gaylord.

Joanne attended university in New York City for fashion design.

Joanne married her beloved husband, David S. Ellsworth, from Seattle, Wash., on Jan. 3, 1953. They enjoyed more than 61 years together. Their early married life was spent in Bellevue, Wash., raising their three children, Catherine, Stephen, and Charles.

Joanne enjoyed volunteering for the Ryther Bazaar, which served children with severe emotional and behavioral needs.

Joanne and Dave enjoyed staying at a hobby farm in 1968 in Coupeville, Wash., and, in 1972, moved to the farm permanently.

Joanne served many years as a teacher’s assistant at Coupeville Elementary School.

Joanne and Dave enjoyed many years on their boat, DeYata, while they were members of the Fidalgo Yacht Club. Their boat outings include voyages as far as Alaska.

Joanne was known as a master quilter and earned several awards for her quilting. She also enjoyed gardening and walking.

In later years, Dave and Joanne spent winters in Surprise, Ariz., relaxing, riding bikes and playing shuffleboard.

Joanne is survived by her three children, Catherine Ellsworth, Stephen and Toni Ellsworth, and Charles Ellsworth; two grandchildren, Danielle and Karoline Ellsworth; grandson-in-law, Joseph Hall (Andrea); and great grandchildren, Alex, Audrey, Sawyer and Stephan.

A private family service will be held Saturday Sept. 26, 2020, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, Wash.

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