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Arlene Y. (Reynoldson) Ellis
Arlene Y. Ellis went to heaven 10:27 July 14, 2022 to be with her husband Jack G. Ellis. She passed away in
the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland, WY.
Arlene was born on a ranch northwest of Crawford, Nebraska to Alvin G. Reynoldson and Murell V. Reynoldson
October 17, 1933. Jack and Arlene were married on April 15, 1950 and celebrated more than 69 years together and
have been apart since May 12,2019
Arlene lived most of her life in the Crawford, Nebraska area and attended Crawford High School in Crawford,
Nebraska and met the love of her life (Jack) while playing the accordion and guitar for dances.
She was a ranch wife and in 1956 they moved from the Francis Anderson ranch of Hay Springs, Nebraska to the
A.G. Reynoldson Ranch 4 miles south and 4 miles west of Crawford where they lived and worked until they bought
the M & L Market in Crawford from Marion and Loraine Jones. They moved to Crawford and worked in the store
together and managed the ranch until 1982 when their health was declining and they could no longer work 24/7.
They sold the store to Mr. & Mrs. Gary Galey. Arlene was a people person and never knew a stranger and her
home, love and generosity was always open to provide a meal, bed or assistance to others. She was a Charter
Member of Crawford Eagles Club, Member of the Fraternal Order of Eastern Star and supported the activities in the
Crawford community. Jack and Arlene enjoyed square dancing, trips to Deadwood South Dakota and traveling with
family and friends. She was kind, generous, caring and enjoyed sharing with those in need.
She is survived by her son Steven (Mary Ann) Ellis of Cheyenne, Wyoming and daughter Sheri (Ray) Hoevet of
Casper, Wyoming seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Crawford Eagles Club and the Masonic Lodge now located in
Mitchell and Scottsbluff.
Services are to be held Sunday July 24, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at the Crawford Community Building with
interment in the Crawford Cemetery. There will be a reception after the interment at the Community
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)
Crawford Community Center
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