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Ellen Emmaline Adcock

Ellen Emmaline Adcock, 62, died Nov. 25 at her Wasilla home following a lengthy illness with cancer. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no service.

Mrs. Adcock was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Lacona, Iowa. She moved to Alaska in 1949, driving up the all-dirt Alcan Highway with her husband in a 1948 Dodge flatbed truck. She lived in Spenard until 1956, then homesteaded off Knik Goose Bay Road near Wasilla. In 1951 while out on a dory in the Cook Inlet on her way home from a Point MacKenzie fish camp, Mrs. Adcock gave birth to her oldest daughter and had to be rescued off the Ship Creek mudflats by the only ambulance in Anchorage, which took her to Providence Hospital. Mrs. Adcock worked as a telephone operator for 10 years for the White Alice military communication site.

She was a 30year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wasilla Veterans of Foreign War, and was a 4H leader while her children were young. She was known in the Valley for her wedding cakes and her oil paintings. She was an avid bird watcher and grew a large vegetable garden every summer.

She leaves her husband of 43 years, Clinton, of Wasilla; her son, Daniel, and her daughters, Dixi Goldsmith and Lynn Bryant, all of Wasilla; her sisters, Mona Houseman, of North Platte, Neb., and Lola Griffith, of Laramie, Wyo.; her brother, Loyd Needles, of Baycliff, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 406 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 101, Anchorage 99503. Local arrangements were by Kehl's Palmer Memorial Chapel.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 29 November 1988



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