July 17, 1922 - November 9, 2011
Ellen (Knudsen) Cenell went home to be with the Lord with her loving family by her side. She was born in Shelley, ID on July 17, 1922 to Selma (Holmberg) Knudsen and Carl Knudsen of Idaho Falls. She attended grade school in York and graduated High School in Shelley in 1941. She married Dean Cenell in Idaho Falls on December 15, 1945. They moved to Culver, OR in 1950 where they farmed. In 1954 they moved to Quincy, WA where they farmed and later cubed hay until the death of Dean. She worked at Willow Drive Nursery from the mid-1970’s until September 2007. Ellen loved to go to yard sales, fishing, shopping, helping others, family activities, and taking pictures of them. She is survived by 2 sons: Carl Cenell of Ephrata and Lynn Cenell and his wife Irene also of Ephrata, 4 grandchildren: Jennifer Stork of South Carolina, Jason and Rosa Kibby of Ephrata, Michelle and Matt Whitmus of Ephrata, and Janell and Cory Woodiwiss of Moses Lake, and 10 great grand children. “God looked around His garden, and found an empty place; He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, ‘Peace Be Thine.’ It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God called you home.” Viewing will be held from 12 PM to 4 Pm at Nicoles Funeral Home in Ephrata, WA on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Funeral Service will be at the Bread of Life Church in Ephrata, WA at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. There will also be Funeral services held at the Nazerene Church in Idaho Falls, ID at 10 AM on Friday, November 18, 2011 with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, ID. Please express your thoughts and memories while visiting the online guestbook at nicolesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata, WA.
Ellen (Knudsen) Cenell went home to be with the Lord with her loving family by her side. She was born in Shelley, ID on July 17, 1922 to Selma (Holmberg) Knudsen and Carl Knudsen of Idaho Falls. She attended grade school in York and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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