Ellie was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also a strong and determined business woman. Ellie fought many battles in her life; however, her battle with ALS was her most challenging. Faced with adversity she met it head on. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2005, Ellie was committed to living the final days of her life to the fullest. She took each set back in stride and found ways to cope with this debilitating disease. Her lasting wish was to never give up on the fight against ALS.