Eleanor Evelyn Stanton “Ellie” left this life on January 8th 2019. She was born on September 14th 1936 in Bijou Hills, SD. daughter of Frank and Sarah Ellis. She was a graduate of Chamberlain High School, SD. She married her high school sweetheart Gordon A. Stanton in 1954. After years living in SD they moved to Greeley, CO in the 1960’s where she was a homemaker but worked part time as a Nurses aide and in the school lunch program. She also got a lot of Joy out of selling “Avon” for many years. In the early 1980’s she and Gordon moved to Aurora, CO where she continued working in the school lunch program for Cherry Creek Schools. Before retiring she worked part time at Target. Ellie was passionate about cooking, sewing, camping, fishing and spending time with family. Her kind and caring ways were unforgettable and will be remembered and missed forever!
She is survived by her husband Gordon, and one sister Ruth Gruenig of Platte, SD. and many nieces and nephews, children Craig, Doug(Susan) Lori and Jodi. Grandchildren Ashley(Nate) Adam(Stephanie) Katie(Christopher) Cassandra, Samantha and Dante.
Great grandchildren Alyssa, Riley, Sylis, Kennedy and Graham.
Ellie was preceded in death by sisters Violet Woodraska, Helen Houska(Levi) Lucille “Boots” Johnson(Alford) Betty Sabin-Mathis. Her brothers Howard(Frieda) Bayard “Hap”(Ruth) and Donald(Phylis).
A service will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 1:00pm at Newcomer Funeral Home with a reception following. The address is 190 Potomac St. Aurora, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen of Colorado, 50 S. Steele Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80209 and in the memo line put "In Memory of Eleanor Stanton."
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Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream.
I was walking along the beach with the Lord,
and across the skies flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One was mine, and one was the Lord's.
When the last scene of my life appeared before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and to my surprise,
I noticed that many times along the path of my life
there was only one set of footprints.
And I noticed, that it was at the lowest and saddest times in my life.
I asked the Lord about it
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way.
But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints,
I don't understand why you left my side
when I needed you most."
The Lord said "My precious child,
I never left you during your time of trial.
Where you see only one set of footprints,
I was carrying you."