Donald Edmund “Don” Ellis, age 93, of Oklahoma City, passed away December 5, 2013. He was born May 5, 1920, in Bangor, ME, to Austin & Ava Ellis.
Don worked for 33 years for Central Maine Power. He retired as Asst. Safety Director. Don proudly served his country and landed on the Utah Beach in WWII in the 4th Infantry Div. He was honorably discharged as Staff Sgt., and received the Purple Heart with a Cluster, Silver and Bronze Star, C.i.B. Badge, Arrowhead and five Battle Stars (ETO.) He served in the National Guard eleven years in Maine. Don was a member of the VFW, Ashlor Lodge #158, Master Mason & Shriner, Past Post Commander of American Legion Maine #132, Past Kennebec County Commander and State Oratorical Chairman, Past President of the New England Chapter of the 4th Infantry Div. He was a member of Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church for many years and held many positions. Don moved to Oklahoma in 2004 and was a member of the First United Church of Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ellis; 2 daughters, Marcia Lechner & husband, Ed and Karen Wood & husband, Mel; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Donna Grenier & husband, Hank; and many beloved nieces & nephews. Don is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Arnold, Gordon & Charles; 3 sisters, Anona, Charlotte & Hilda; and son, Stephen.
Family suggests Memorial Donations may be made in Don’s honor to: First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore, OK 73160.