Garry Don Ellis, 69, Fountain Valley died on Saturday, May 7, 2011 of a massive heart attack
Garry was born on October 15, 1941 in Knob Noster, Missouri to Richard Murrell Ellis and Doris Marea Barrow Ervin. He was the third of five children; Lawrence, James, Janice, and Terry Dee. He was married on July 30, 1961 to Evalyn June Dorsey. After studying Central Technical Institute Garry and June moved to Westchester, California to work on computers. At that time one computer filled the whole room. He worked as a computer engineer and computer architect for 42 years. They moved a lot in the early years but finally settled down in the Orange County area living in Costa Mesa in 1970 and moving to Fountain Valley in 1977. They have lived in the same house since 1977. Garry and June had four children, Jeff, Tricia, Dan and Jill.
Garry Don Ellis is survived by his wife Evalyn June Dorsey Ellis (Fountain Valley), his children Jeffrey David Ellis (Sheri), Patricia Diane Griffin (Dale), Daniel Lee Ellis, and Jill Kathleen Martin (Joshua). His four grandchildren Ryan James Ellis, Katrina Lauren Martin, Valerie Marie Ellis and Joy Elizabeth Martin. His siblings Lawrence Jean Ellis (Connie), James Richard Ellis (Charlene), Janice Marie Reeves (Harry), and Terry Dee Ellis (Billie).
The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2pm at Harbor Lawn Mortuary in Costa Mesa. Rev. Joshua Martin (Redeemer Church, OPC) and Rev. Bill Welch (Christ Presbyterian Church) will be officiating the service.