Stephanie Ellingson, 27

Published 5:44 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stephanie Ellingson, 27 of Austin, was killed near Circle, Mont., in a tragic automobile accident, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. She was born on July 29, 1983, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Steven and Lisa Cumber.


After attending Austin High School, she graduated magna cum laude from St. Martin’s University in Tacoma, Washington with a B.A. in Psychology. Currently, she was pursuing a master’s program in Social Work.

In looking at Steph’s life, we are overcome with the love she had for her daughter, Olivia. Steph loved her family, she loved the outdoors, and she had a zest for life that could not be contained. We, all of her family and many friends, will miss her dearly and cherish the memories of our time together.

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Stephanie is survived by her parents; daughter, Olivia Ann, age seven; Olivia’s father, Travis Ellingson (currently stationed in the Navy) in Seattle, Washington; a half-sister, Sarah Cumber; and a half-brother, Matthew Cumber. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Mary J. Lenoch; her paternal grandparents: Dorothy (Denny) Cumber and David (Kay) Cumber; six aunts, five uncles, and 27 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Floyd Lenoch; her aunt, Mary Ellen Rubel and a cousin, Abby Lenoch.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Stephanie’s daughter, Olivia Ellingson c/o 21 Sarrington Court, Stafford, VA, 22554.