EllaGray Butts-Ross

EllaGray Butts-Ross was born April 22, 1922, in Ada, Okla., the daughter of Arthur James and Marie Elizabeth (Yoakum) Miller. She passed away at the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos, Colo., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the age of 91.

Being active, EllaGray loved to exercise especially hiking. She was an excellent mother and loving caregiver to both of her husbands.

EllaGray is survived by her son, William R. Butts and wife, Roxane of Capitan, N.M.; daughter-in-law, Ann Butts of Farmington, N.M.; brother, John T. Miller of Austin, Tex.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie Miller; first husband, Byron D. Butts; second husband, Thomas R. Ross; son, Morris W. Butts; daughter, Rebecca G. Bahr; sister, Helen Shenall; and brothers, William R. Miller, Jack Miller, and Howard Miller.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home.

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