Ruby V. (McCoy) Ellicott

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(September 18, 1884 - May 15, 1966)


The Lusk Herald
May 17, 1966


Mrs. Ellicott Funeral May 17

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17 for Mrs. Ruby Ellicott, 82, a long time resident of Lusk, Van Tassell, and western Nebraska. Mrs. Ellicott died Sunday, May 15.

Services were held in the Peet Chapel in Lusk with the Rev. James Keith of the Harrison Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery. Mrs. William Coffee of Harrison sang, "Beyond the Sunset" and "Ivory Palaces". Mrs. Harry Serres was the organist.

Pallbearers were: Leonard Prosser, John Prosser, Lorenzo McCoy, Marian McCoy, LeRoy McCoy, and Conrad McCoy.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Larsen of Harrison, and Mrs. Marian Braley of Sundance; four step-daughters, Mrs. Maxine Fisher of Fort Laramie, Mrs. Vivian Parsons of Harrison, Miss Esther Ellicott of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Norma Robinson of Albuquerque, NM; and five grandchildren, Mrs. Dixie Oats of Sheridan, Rex Gray of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Cynthia Parsons of Harrison, Luanna and Gary Fisher of Fort Laramie.

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marian McCoy, her daughter, Leona Gray, three brothers Irvin, Guy, and Barney McCoy, two sisters, Lula Wilson and Bertha Prosser, one granddaughter and one stepson died previously.

Out-of-town relatives present were: Mrs. Leona Fry, Conrad McCoy, Stella Crouch, all of Torrington, Mr. and Mrs. Herchel Smith, Mrs. Hope Reece, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prosser, John Prosser, Mrs. Ellen Blackwell and Roxann Lorenzo McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamaker, Bruce Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. Marian McCoy, all of Crawford, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamaker of Harrison.

Mrs. Ellicott was born September 18, 1884 in Kearney, Nebr. In February she married Ray Hamaker and they lived in Sioux County four years and near Redbird four years. In 1918, shortly after moving to Van Tassell, Mr. Hamaker died. In December 1921 she married Earle Ellicott. He died in May 1938. After his death, Mrs. Ellicott ran the Log Cabin Motel at Riverton for several years. Later she moved to Lusk, where she has resided the last twenty years.









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