Arlene Ellis

Funeral services for 89-year old Arlene Ellis, formerly of Crawford, NE, are Sunday July 24, 2022 at 2:00 at the Crawford Community Building.

Interment will be in the Crawford Cemetery, followed by a reception back at the Community building.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Crawford Eagles Club or the Masonic Lodge, now located in Mitchell and Scottsbluff.

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Arlene Y. Ellis was born on a ranch northwest of Crawford to Alvin G. and Murell V. Reynoldson October 17, 1933. On July 14, 2022 at 10:27 in the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland, WY, she went to heaven to be with her husband Jack G. Ellis. 

Jack and Arlene were married on April 15, 1950, and celebrated more than 69 years together before his passing on May 12, 2019.

Arlene lived most of her life in the Crawford area and attended Crawford High School in Crawford. She met the love of her life (Jack) while playing the accordion and guitar for dances.

Arlene became a ranch wife and in 1956 moved with Jack from the Francis Anderson ranch of Hay Springs, NE, to the A.G. Reynoldson Ranch 4 miles south and 4 miles west of Crawford.

They lived and worked there until they bought the M & L Market in Crawford from Marion and Loraine Jones. They moved to town, but continued to manage the ranch as well until 1982, when the sold the store to Mr and Mrs Gary Galey because their declining health left them unable to work 24/7.

Arlene was a people person and never knew a stranger. Her home, love and generosity were always open to provide a meal, bed, or assistance to others. 

She was a Charter Member of Crawford Eagles Club, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eastern Star, and supported the activities in the

Crawford community. 

Jack and Arlene enjoyed square dancing, trips to Deadwood, SD, and traveling with family and friends. She was a kind, generous, and caring woman who enjoyed sharing with those in need.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her son Steven (Mary Ann) Ellis of Cheyenne, Wyo, and daughter Sheri (Ray) Hoevet of Casper, Wyo; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Bustard & Jacoby Funerals, Cremations, Receptions in Casper is in charge of arrangements for Arlene Ellis.