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January 8, 1942 to May 14, 2018 - Longtime Estacada resident, Mary-Ellen Zimbelman, died at her home on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Mary-Ellen Frances ZimbelmanLongtime Estacada resident, Mary-Ellen

Zimbelman, died at her home on Monday, May 14,

2018. She was 76.

A celebration of her life was held Friday, May 18, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church. A graveside service

for her cremated remains will be held at a later date in

I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Gregory, South Dakota.

Mary-Ellen Frances Martin was born January 8,

1942 in Newark, New Jersey to George and Elmira

(Finney) Martin. She graduated from high school

there. She was married and had 2 children, Judy and

David. She and her children moved to Estacada where

she went to work for Timberlake Job Corps in 1976.

That is where she met Gil. On July 2, 1977 they were

married at Peace Lutheran Church. Gil and Mary-Ellen

moved on their property in a camper and later they built

a cabin. They had one child, Christina.

Mary-Ellen was a member of the church for more than

40 years. She enjoyed sewing, baking and gardening. She

volunteered many hours while Christina was in school.

Survivors include her husband, Gil; daughters,

Christina (John) Van Houte, Judy Palmer; son, David

Israel; sister, Kathy Martin; 9 grandchildren and 4 great

grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the

arrangements.

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