1928 Ella 2020

Ella Bellamy

June 16, 1928 — September 4, 2020

Ella Eugenia Bellamy was born to Ella Banks Boyd Graham and Eugene Boyd on June 16,1928 in Cowley, Wyoming. She was raised in Cowley, Riverton Utah, and Montana by her mother Ella and her stepfather Lyle Graham. She passed away in her home at the age of 92.

When she was 18 years old, she went to work for AT&T as a telephone operator in Lovell, WY. While working for the phone company she was introduced to the love of her life, Frank M Bellamy Jr. by his sister and brother-in-law. They went on their first date in December of 1946 and got married when there was a strike at the telephone company on April 20 of 1947. They made their home in Greybull, Wyoming where her husband worked for the Standard Oil Refinery.  Their marriage was blessed with their first child, Ella Jean. The refinery moved to Casper, Wyoming and they moved down to Casper to work for the refinery. Their marriage was blessed with two more daughters, Patty-Jo and Julie Ann.

Their household was always full of people. Their home became the go-to place for kids. Eugenia made it fun for the neighborhood kids with preparing special treats and designing adventures for everyone. The kids played pioneers with Eugenia as the trading posts. She and Frank were frequently taking people in to live in their small home. There was always plenty of love available.

Eugenia wanted her children to have adventures and fun in their childhood, so they started camping in the Yellowstone, Jenny Lake, and Jackson areas several times every summer. They also started taking camping trips out of Wyoming in their little Comet car. They made several trips to Canada camping and cooking along the way.

Family was so important to Eugenia and she took every opportunity to spend time with family. The family and extended family always came together to help each other when there were challenges or trials in life. She loved her family and loved Frank’s family as her own. Several members of Franks family lived with them at times, and she loved cooking for them and taking care of them. She and Frank loved each other so much and shared that love with others. They were married one month shy of their 72nd anniversary when Frank passed away.

Eugenia was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a great faith and shared it with everyone she met. She held many positions over the years but particularly loved working with the young people in the Primary and Young Women’s programs. She would plan parties for them at her house and they loved to come and share her wit and sense of humor.

The life of Eugenia was one of making people feel loved and a part of her extended family. She loved people and loved to make them happy. Nothing made her happier than serving and helping others. She told her kids many times that you can learn something from everyone you meet.

Eugenia was proceeded in death by her Husband Frank, daughter Julie, her mother Ella Graham, her father Eugene Boyd, and her stepfather Lyle Graham, her sister Lillian Fry well as some of her “adopted” kids, Ed Jolley, John Jolley Jerry Lee Martinez and Michael Devish.  She leaves behind her daughters Ella and Patty-Jo, her sister Lylia Kirkpatrick, her two brothers William Keith (Mildred) Graham and Donald (Kay) Graham, two grandchildren Angelina Bellamy and Donald Bellamy. She also leaves many “adopted” children including Fred Jolley, Delvina Hansen, Mike and Brenda Clausing, Karen Eddy, Steve Burkhart, and many more who lived with them over the years. She also leaves behind several grandkids of her “adopted” children and many dear friends. She loved them all and she leaves a huge example of a big heart full of love for all. Her passing has left great memories, life lessons, and a lasting feeling of being loved.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)

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