Nov. 9, 1951 — March 2, 2018
Ellen Bair (Pells) (Collier) passed away peacefully in her sleep at home Friday morning.
Born and raised in Long Beach, Wash., she was overjoyed to return to the area this past year. She and her husband spent hours driving the beach and watching the soaring eagles. Ellen raised her family in Cathlamet and Longview. She devoted her life to caring for many children, both her own and those of others.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Vivian Pells. She is survived by her husband, Ken Bair; four siblings, Fordell Gorley, David Pells, Jim Pells, and Ann Liebert; four daughters, Dusti Carlough, Becca Beaty, Hannah Tacket, and Cassandra Jean; three sons, Chad Collier, Caleb Collier, and Chance Bair; and many stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life bon fire and potluck is being planned for the near future per her wishes.