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May 25, 1939 - September 26, 2023
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Ella Rose Champlin went home to the Lord on the early morning of Tuesday, September 26th at the young age of 84. She was born May 25th, 1939 to Glenn and Ethel becoming the 6th child of the Ross family. Ella Rose’s youth was spent riding donkeys and attending school in Sawpit and Telluride; she graduated from Telluride High. During her High School years, she met her lifelong love, Don Champlin, where they spent Sundays riding horseback to exchange love letters. They married May 27, 1957 in Aztec, New Mexico. In 7 years, they had 4 children; Diana, Donna, Glenda Lee and David. They spent the first years of their young marriage in Sawpit, Colorado. They moved to the community of Montrose in 1978. Ella Rose supported her family by being a homemaker and caregiver. She enjoyed hosting family gathers, cooking and large Sunday dinners. Ella Rose was famous for her hot rolls and cinnamon rolls which she made from scratch. Her home was always filled with wonderful aromas, loving family and laughter. Ella Rose had a great love of her family’s photos and changing how she arranged them in her home. Ella Rose and Don celebrated 49 years of marriage before Don passed. They welcomed 8 grandchildren. Diana was blessed with Terry Lee, Timothy, Jessy and Danielle. Donna (Jesse) Heather and Bobby. David (Beth) Sheri and Andrew. They had 12 beautiful great grandchildren. Ella Rose had numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones who look to Ella Rose as a mother figure, including her bonus daughter Marla.
Ella Rose was proceeded in death by her father Glenn, mother Ethel, 3 older brothers, 2 older sisters, daughter Glenda Lee, grandson Terry Lee, and husband Don.
Ella Rose is survived by her children Diana, Donna (Jesse), David (Beth), bonus daughter Marla, grandchildren Timothy, Jesse, Danielle, Heather, Bobby, Sheri, Andrew and 12 great grandchildren.
Ella Rose’s legacy is her love of family.
Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is assisting Ella’s family.