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Birth Announcement

Lisa Marie Ellis

POLSON — Lisa Marie Ellis, 40, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. She was born May 1, 1969 to Fred and Cheryl Ellis in Spokane, Wash.

Her family moved to Polson in 1976. At the age of 13, she had incredible talent for singing and a love for music. She played guitar, drums and sang with her family band off and on through her life.

Lisa attended the University of Montana and SKC. She was an enrolled member of the Salish & Kootenai Tribes.

She is survived by parents, brothers Darin Ellis, Tahoe Ellis and Mark Ellis; sister, Gwen Barker; aunts Billy Ellis and Debra Earling;  uncles David Ellis, Dennis Earling and Rob Earling; grandmother, Florence Earling; boyfriend, Dan Lampe; and many nieces and nephews. Lisa shared a special bond with Melody Mergenthaler. 

A private family service will follow at a later date.

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