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Obituary for Ellyne M. Dillavou (Shepard)

Ellyne M.  Dillavou (Shepard)
DILLAVOU, Ellyne M. 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Tucson, AZ. Ellyne was born August 30, 1926 in Clarksville, IA daughter of Ives and Anna (Chesnut) Shepard. Growing up her family lived in Clarksville and Cedar Falls, IA. Ellyne graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1944. Ellyne married Rodney E. Dillavou on June 9, 1946 in Cedar Falls, IA. During their 42 years of marriage they resided in Waverly, IA; Tucson, AZ; El Paso and Horizon City TX. After being widowed in 1988, Ellyne returned to Tucson where she resided until her death. Ellyne worked for many years as a bookkeeper, both in Arizona and Texas. In retirement she enjoyed volunteering at Tohono Chul Park, playing bridge, morning walks, water aerobics and working crossword puzzles. Ellyne was predeceased by her parents, Ives and Anna Shepard; her twin sister, Helen Schwieger; her husband, Rodney Dillavou and her son-in-law, David Kytola. Ellyne is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kim and Elva Dillavou, of Tucson; her daughter, Pamela Kytola, of Marana; her sisters, Dorothy Addington and Carol Jennings; her grandchildren, Ryan Kytola, Ashley Dillavou and Kelley Dillavou and her great- grandchildren, Hayden Kytola (Samantha), Gannon Kytola, Nicholas Hernandez and Colette Molina. The family thanks Aspen Care Assisted Living Home and Agape Hospice for their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Rd., Tucson 85704 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Ellyne's ashes will be interred with her husband, Rodney Dillavou, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TX at a later date. Donations in Ellyne's name may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church or to ICS Foodbank, 2820 W Ina Rd., Tucson 85741. Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME.

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