Herbert Hoover Ellis
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Herbert Hoover Ellis
  • January 16, 1929 - July 12, 2017
  • California

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Herbert Hoover Ellis January 16, 1929 - July 12, 2017 Herbert H. Ellis of Ceres died peacefully early Wednesday morning with family at the age of 88 at home in Turlock, Ca. He was married to Louise Ellis on June 28, 1948. They made their home in Modesto and then to Ceres California where they had three children. Herb worked as a guard for Riverbank Ammunition Plant, drove a truck for American Lumber in Modesto, then worked for James Rivers as a machine setup operator for 36 years.

Herb and Louise enjoyed camping, bowling, traveling, and gardening. Herb lived life with love, courage, strength, hard work and independence until the time he was called home to be with God. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Louise Ellis, parents Thomas Gilbert and Gertie Elizabeth Ellis, brothers John Levi (JL) Ellis, Junior Ellis, and sister Imogene Fleeman Ikenberry.

He is survived by his son John Ellis of Modesto, daughter Kathy Ellis Long and Jim Long of Modesto, son Thomas Ellis and Kristie Ellis of Turlock, and his sister Mattie Jane Douglas and Leroy Douglas of Lake City Arkansas. Herb has 8 grandchildren: Jed (Crystle) Fry, Joshua (Nichole) Fry, Jacob (Tara) Fry, and John (Jasmine) Fry, Mark (Athena) Ellis, Brian (Leslie) Ellis, Ashley Ellis, and Christopher Romero. Herb has 12 great-grandchildren: Evan, Sierra, Logan, Charlotte, Addison, Avery, Andrew, Alyssa, Morgan, Madison, Weston, and Emery. Services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park: Visitation on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4-8pm Funeral and graveside services to be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10am.