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ELLIS, Mary, 73, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. Hamilton and Mary A. Cook Hamilton; by her brother, James Hamilton; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Ellis. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 52 years, Phillip "Phil" L. Ellis; and by their loving daughters, Tracy Lynn Ellis (Andreas Gass), and Kelly Marie Ellis; and by their grandchildren, Katrina Rose Gass, Thomas Bellis and Lucas Bellis; her sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (Douglas) Rouse; sister-in-law, Toni Hamilton; brother-in-law Michael (Donna) Ellis; and sister-in-law Barbara Ellis. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mary was educated in Michigan, and London, England. Mary loved her travels to England, Ireland, France and Italy. When she and Phil married and had their daughters, the family lived in Chicago, Morton Grove, Vernon Hills, and St. Charles, Illinois. Mary and Phil moved to Surprise, Arizona in 2000. Mary worked for 25 years in the Floor Coverings and Oriental Rugs industry. She enjoyed golf after retirement, and loved politics. Mary was a delight! Her warm heart and gracious personality affected all who knew her. A Visitation will be held at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Road, in Surprise, Arizona, on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in the Chapel, with a Celebration of Life Service at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation in Mary's memory to the American Lung Association - for Asthma Research, or to the charity of your choice. To sign the guestbook online and send your memories, condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit