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Adrianne Renae Ellis

April 20th, 1934 - April 1st, 2024

Adrianne Renae Ellis, 89, of Idaho Falls, passed away on April 1, 2024, at Fairwinds-Sand Creek Assisted Living Center. She was under the care of her family and One Source Hospice.

Renae was born April 20, 1934, at Moody Creek near Sugar City, Idaho to Adrian Criddle Skinner and Annie Arvella Peterson Skinner. Renae grew up on a family farm near Moody Creek where her father and grandfather grew wheat, potatoes, and Sugar Beets. They also had a small herd of cattle. Renae attended grade school at Moody Creek and graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in Sugar City.

On October 3, 1954, she married Doyle Ellis of Taylor, Idaho in a daring elopement to Elko, Nevada. They were blessed with 3 wonderful children.

After working at the INL and raising her family, Renae returned to school at Ricks College to become an RN. She graduated as Valedictorian from the Nursing Department and was a speaker at the graduation commencement. She then worked at Riverview Hospital and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls for 13 years.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by her son, Bruce (Debbie) Ellis of Blackfoot, Idaho; her daughter, Cheryl Lynne (Robert) Wayman of Perry, Utah; her son, Craig (Tami) Ellis of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri; one brother, Malcolm (Valdine) Skinner of Hermiston, Oregon; Sister-in­ law, Treva Skinner of Lewiston, Idaho; 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Adrian and Arvella Skinner; her husband, Doyle Ellis; and her sister, Larue (Dee) Hymas.

A special thanks to Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility, Fairwind-Sand Creek Assisted Living, and One Source Hospice for their tender care of our mother.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2024, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First Street, Idaho Falls. The family will receive friends and family from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2024, and one hour prior to the services both at Coltrin Mortuary. The interment will be at the Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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