Ellwood, Anne E.

March 05, 2003

ANNE ELIZABETH SANDBECK MOTTER ELLWOOD passed away at 10:30 A.M., Alaska time, February 28, 2003 in Fairbanks, AK, at the age of 86. A native of Baltimore, Maryland and a resident for over 80 years. Mrs Ellwood was a lifelong member of St. Marks Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, Stephen C. Ellwood, IV of Salcha, AK and Edward T. Motter of Houston, TX., and five grandchildren Stephen C. Ellwood V (Charley) of Salcha, AK, Edward T. Motter III (Buddy), Sonja A. Motter, Joseph A. Motter and Georgia E. Motter (Emily) all of Houston, TX. A graduate of Eastern High School, she married Edward T. Motter Sr., whose untimely death in 1947 following injuries sustained flying B-17 bombers during WWII, caused her to take a job with Operators Heat Company where she held several positions including Post War Fuel Czar. She married Stephen C. Ellwood III, a Baltimore City Police Sergeant, in 1949 and moved to Halycon Avenue in Hamilton. In 1971 she and her family moved to 550 Old Joppa Rd in Harford County. Following her husband's death, in 1944, she moved to Salcha, AK, at the age of 80, to live with her son Steve, his wife Terry and their son Charley. Anne was an active member in the Girl Scouts all her life and was an honorary member of Girl Scout Troop #182 of Salcha, AK. Anne was a member of Salcha Baptist Church, Salcha, AK. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church of North Pole Fifth St. and Richardson Highway, North Pole, AK, 99705 at 2 P.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2003 to celebrate the life of this remarkable women. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Access Alaska, a publicly funded organization which provides public access equipment to persons with disabilities 3550 Airport Way, Suite 3, Fairbanks, Ak 99709.

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