Dale Ellis

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:57 PM


Dale Huband Ellis of North Ogden will celebrate his 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in his honor from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the North Ogden 1st Ward building, 626 E. 2600 North. No gifts.

Born Nov. 1, 1922, in North Ogden, he is the son of Claude A. and Blanche Huband Ellis. He served three years with the U.S. Navy during World War II. During the invasion of the Palau Islands, his destroyer Minesweeper, was sunk by an enemy mine. Sailors were ordered to abandon ship. On April 24, 1946, he married Jean Stokes in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. They shared 60 years together before her death in 2006. He has always said that he could not have married anyone more perfect.

He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and doctorate degrees from the University of Utah. Most of his career, he taught at Weber State College, and students referred to him as “Doc Ellis.” During summers, he worked on the family farm, where Weber High School now stands. A lifelong member of the North Ogden 1st/3rd wards, he served in many capacities, including finance clerk and in the high priests group.

His children are Bruce Ellis, Ann and Chuck Norton, Marilyn and Layne Thompson, Susan and Jody Maw, Carol and John Armstrong, Lana and Jed Musgrave, and Grant and Alicia Ellis. He has 29 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

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