Alma Ruth Ellefson (nee Tomasek), age 87, passed away on October 27, 2019 at Westminster Nursing Home in Lake Ridge VA surrounded by her family.
She was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Herbert and Alma Tomasek. She graduatedSumma Cum Laude from Immaculata Universitywith a Master’s degree in special education and retired as a special education teacher from John G. Leach School.She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, where after retirement, she taught confirmation classes for many years.
A devoted traveler, Ruth enjoyed frequent trips with her husbandof 65 years, Roger.Together, they enjoyed visiting many places in the US and abroad, including Hawaii, Maine, Alaska, Utah, Germany, England and Scotland.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Brenda Montagna (Paul) and her son, Roger T. Ellefson (Deborah), her grandchildren, Patrick W. Ellefson, Bethany P. Tucker (Lucas), Margaret A.R. Montagna, John Montagna (Jill), and Nicole Cartagna, great-grandchildren Tabitha and Eoin Tucker, Marco Montagna and Paola Cartagna, nephews Michael Lisovich(Mai), Mark Lisovich (Donna), Matt Lisovich (Diane), Chris Lisovich, and niece Amy Mroz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger R. Ellefson, and her grandson Roger T. Ellefson Jr.Since her passing, her sister, Antonette Lisovich, and her husband Jerry have also passed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1530 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s name to Family Promise of Northern New Castle Countyhttps://familypromise.org/donate/can be made.
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