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Ethel Ellingson, 92

| May 1, 2021 12:30 AM

Ethel Ellingson, 92, passed away April 14, 2021, in Kalispell.

She was the first of four children born to Frank and Margaret Bruno in Choteau, Montana. The family later moved to Kalispell where she met and married Cliff Bradley. They had two children, Butch and Peggy. Cliff passed in 1971 and she later married Elmer Ellingson.

Her favorite pastime was playing bingo. She would drive for miles for a good bingo game. Her license plate holder said, "Outta My Way - I'm Late For Bingo!" Fishing, hunting and camping were a big part of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Hanson, of Chehalis, Washington; daughter-in-law, Sue Bradley, of Kalispell; grandchildren, Bob Spencer (Lori) of Idaho, Krystal Weaver (Ryan) of Washington, Sydney Schroeder (Jerry) of Kalispell; Josh Bradley (Shilo) of Idaho; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Daryl Bruno, of Washington; 10 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret; Cliff Bradley, Elmer Ellingson; brother, Larry Bruno; sister, Gerry O'Neil; son, Butch Bradley; and granddaughter, Stephanie Bradley.

Cremation has taken place. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date in Washington.