Margie Ellouise (Phipps) Wells

Born: Thu., Jul. 8, 1926
Died: Wed., Mar. 6, 2013

Graveside Service

2:30 PM Mon., Mar. 11, 2013
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Margie Ellouise Wells

July 8, 1926 – March 6, 2013


Margie Ellouise Wells – a Pendleton resident died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in a Pendleton care facility.  She was 86 years old. 

Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, March 11th, 2013, at 2:30 PM in the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon.  Contributions in memory of Margie Wells may be made to the Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame or the Lioness Sight Foundation and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Margie Ellouise Wells was born July 8, 1926, in Dallas, Oregon, to Lloyd and Ellouise (Lundeau) Phipps.  She was raised and educated in Moxee, Washington, where she graduated from Moxee High School with the class of 1944.  On August 1, 1946, she married Aaron Edwin Wells in Yakima, Washington.  They lived, for a time, in the Yakima Valley. The couple moved to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1964, where they made their home.  They had three children, two sons and a daughter.  Margie was a dedicated homemaker and mother.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She had been a Pendleton Lioness as well as a Sidesaddler.  She volunteered countless hours over thirty years of service to the Pendleton Rouhnd-Up. 

Her hobbies included various arts and crafts, she loved to crochet.  She enjoyed volunteering for community events and activities.  Her favorite volunteer activity was managing the Pendleton Round-Up Barbeque.  She loved to travel and her passion was spending time enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Margie is survived by her sons Eddie Wells & wife Andrea of Phoenix, AZ, and Lonnie Wells & wife Char of Washougal, WA, her daughter Becky Anderson & husband John of Pendleton, OR, a sister, Anna Rutherford of Yakima, WA, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two more great-grandchildren “on the way”.  She was preceded in death by her husband Aaron Edwin Wells, her sister Clydia Eveland and parents Lloyd and Louise Phipps.

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Tygh J. Campbell
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I write to offer my deepest condolences for the loss of Marge Wells. I had the pleasure of meeting Marge when I became the Concessions Director for the Pendleton Round Up Association in 2009. Marge was the oppitomy of community service. She was the best thing that ever happened to the Wed. Family BBQ. She had a take charge spirit and could ramrod a group of volunteers like no other. I know I sure missed her this last year when her failing health would not allow her to carry out her duties. I took great pride when she told me that I was the best one she had worked with. This was due to the fact that she had been involved with the Wed. BBQ for such a long time. I can honestly say that her service to our organization as well as our community was never overlooked. Words cannot express the loss that the Round Up Association as well as myself feel with the loss of Marge. With that being said I know she is with her loved ones up in the heavens making sure everything is in perfect order. With Marge you always knew where you stood with her, and I always respected her for that. Marge the Wed. BBQ will never be the same. God speed on your journey home and God bless you for your undying service to your community.
Tygh J. Campbell
Pendleton Round Up Association

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
We would like the family of Marge to know you are in our hearts and prayers during this time of loss. May God be with you all.

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