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Ellen Lucile Anderson

Ellen Anderson, 84, of Park City, passed away July 29, 2009 in Salt Lake City.

Ellen was born on January 25, 1925 in Berwyn, Nebraska to Lee Yeadon and Lillian Ethel Wayne Yeadon. Her childhood years were lived in Axtell, Nebraska and later in Mackay, Idaho. As a young adult, Ellen moved to Salt Lake City where she met her husband of 42 years, Howard Anderson.

Ellen was vibrant and joyful and she lived a full and eventful life. During World War II, she served as a civilian at Hill Air Force Base preparing aircraft engines for shipment overseas. Ellen was one of many thousands of women who supported the war effort doing jobs normally reserved for men. But it wasn't all work; While at Hill, she entered and won the Miss Hill Field beauty contest. After the war, she and Howard married. Because of the tight job market after the war, they moved "temporarily" to Park City, where the Ontario Mine was hiring. Like many who move to Park City she fell in love with the town and its quirky and unique social life. She made many new friends in Park City and especially enjoyed playing "Marathon Scrabble" with her friend Anne Offret. She loved to tell stories about her experiences living in Park City and the many interesting characters she met. She enjoyed spending time and traveling with her friends and her family. She was also a keen business woman and was very successful with her various real estate investments.

Ellen is survived by daughter Trudy Piva, son Wayne Anderson, granddaughter Toni Piva, brother Howard Yeadon and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Howard Anderson, and siblings, Cecil Yeadon, June Anderson and Dale Yeadon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday August 8, 2009 ~ 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial, 3115 East 7800 South ~ Salt Lake City, Utah. A celebration of her life will be held after the memorial service Saturday, August 8, 2009 ~ 2:00 p.m. at Park City Mountain Resort, 1310 Lowell Avenue ~ Park City, Utah.

Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Garden Terrace for the wonderful care she received over the last few months.