BRADY Memorial services for Violet Gaye Ellis, 72, of Brady will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, 2320 South Bridge in Brady.

She died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Brady.

She was born April 23, 1938, in Baird, to Samuel Ervin Morris and Ollie Amazon (Sloan) Morris. She was married to Robert Laverne Ellis on Nov. 19, 1955, in Grand Falls. She worked for Town and Country Convenience Store for several years. She was also a private care giver for several years. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her son, Carl Ray Ellis and wife Frances K. Haley of Lodi, Calif.; daughter, Dawn LaVerne Bumpus of Grover Beach, Calif.; brother, Glenn Morris of Brady; sister, JoAnn Wilson of Mason; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Sue Ellis; two brothers and one sister.