Ellen A. Dey passed away May 6, 2011, in her home in Ashland, Ore. She was born March 20, 1937, to Harold and Cora Dey, in Jamesburg, N.J.

Ellen will be deeply missed by her daughters, Karen Fryer, of Danbury, Conn., and Sandra Fryer, of Woodbury, Conn.; her loving companion, Robert Miller, of Ashland, Ore.; three nieces; and a beloved host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Graham Dey; and her son, Kenneth Russell Fryer.

Mother, friend, artist and teacher, Ellen's grace, kindness and generosity of spirit left a warm and lasting impression on all who knew her.

A memorial remembrance will take place May 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Ashland Christian Fellowship. Flowers can be sent to Ashland Christian Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ashland Christian Fellowship for missions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or Habitat for Humanity.