Ellen (Millie) Grandors, 93, of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at the Marian Home in Fort Dodge. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at Gunderson Funeral Chapel and 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church with Monsignor Kevin McCoy officiating. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 5:00 p.m., with a vigil at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7 at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Ellen Mildred Taft, daughter of Friend Albert and Lorene (Laurette) Taft, was born Feb. 6, 1919 in Fort Dodge, Iowa and attended Fort Dodge Public Schools. On Nov. 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to Joe Grandors in Clarion, Iowa. Together they had 7 children; Penny (Alan) McNeil, Joe (Pam) Grandors Jr., Steve (Pauline) Grandors, Susy (Don) Wilson, John (Jeana) Grandors, all of Fort Dodge, Julia (Danny) Fiala of Moorland and Marty (Heidi) Grandors of Paget, Bermuda. Also among survivors are children, Joe Francis (Bugsy) Ayala-Nelson, Terry Lee Ayala-Dennis, Kathy (Duane) Grosz, George Ingalls, Friend Albert (Gloria) Ingalls, Gene Ingalls, Dwayne Ingalls, and Francis Ingalls; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and her sister Alberta Boyer of Ozark, AL.
Millie worked at Rodenborn Cleaners for 7 years and retired from Globe Union after 21 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Sr. in 1998, son Benny Ayala in 1966, her sisters Harriet Von, Barbara, and her brother Edward Taft. Millie enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafts, bird watching, sketching and putting puzzles together with family and friends. She also cherished spending time with her family.
ELLEN “MILLY” GRANDORS
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