Ellen M. (Rutledge) Grabner

Born: Wed., Jun. 20, 1934
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2013


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 19, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 20, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Skyview Memorial Park

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Ellen Marie Grabner

June 20, 1934 – March 12, 2013


Ellen Marie Grabner – a resident of Pendleton passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her home in Pendleton.  She was 78 years old.

Viewing will be held from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, with interment to follow at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton. Contributions in memory of Ellen Grabner may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of the donor's choice, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Marie (Rutledge) Grabner was born to Charles Wesley Rutledge and N. Frances Wheeler in Shattuck, Oklahoma on June 20, 1934, and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  She was the eldest of eleven children.  Ellen married Elmer “Red” Becker in 1950 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and had eight children:  George Becker, Charlene Becker (deceased), Cheryl Becker (Grabner), Jeanine “Susie” Becker (Hanson), Janet Becker (Deasy), Jacqueline Becker (Pew), Bobbi Becker and Richard (Becker) Grabner.  They later divorced.  In January of 1976 she married Rudolf “Rudy” Eldon Grabner in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.  He brought his three children, Keta Grabner (Ozbun), Kevin Grabner, and Katrina Grabner (Coombs) to this union, and in 1977 Rudy adopted the youngest boy, Richard. 

Ellen enjoyed being a mother, a great cook and friend to all who met her.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, quilting and beadwork.  She really enjoyed all the babies that were born into the family, whether they were grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great-grandkids or extended family, she loved them all, and they loved her.  The couple have more than seventy-five grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents Charles Rutledge and N. Frances Black, three brothers: Chester, Cecil, and Virgil Wayne Rutledge, one sister, M. Louise (Rutledge) Stickle, and a daughter, Charlene Becker.  

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Keta Ozbun
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
We love and miss you Mom, when you get where you are going please tell everyone hello and we will join you soon. May God love you and keep you for eternity.

   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
I miss you so much grandma. You lived a full life and seen so much. I'm glad I was there for you in your final years. Till we meet again. Thank you for everything.

   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
we will all miss you verry much and i can't wait to see you agin in heaven

Judy Wickert
   Posted Sat March 16, 2013
We will all miss grandma Ellen. We love you grandma Ellen.

Joyce Thomas
   Posted Sat March 16, 2013
You were an inspiration to me and took great care of my babies when they were young, you will be missed even though I haven't seen you in many years I have thought of you often.
R.I.P dear friend.

Roxanne Jenkins
   Posted Sun March 24, 2013
Rudy and family,
so very sorry for your loss. Ellen was a dear lady, she always made you feel at home and very gracious to us. Please take care and let your kids help you out. If you need Don just call we love you dear friend,
Don and Roxanne Jenkins

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