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Dalton Mike Ellis

Born: Sat., Jun. 20, 1953
Died: Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Oct. 19, 2013

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Mike was born in 1953 in San Diego, California to Dalton (Faye) Ellis and Stella LaRue Stroud.  He had a sister; Rose (Gary) Warren. He has three step-brothers: Frank (Karen) McLaughlan, Jim D’Amico and Vince (Troi) D’Amico.
Mike was raised in and in 1971 graduated High School in Lake Isabella, CA.  He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.  After the war was over Mike settled in Visalia, CA where his grandparents, C.C. and Exlee Ellis, Aunt Dorothy (John) Libla, and Cousins Debbie (David) Rockwell, Steve (Erica) Williams, Jimmie Libla all lived.  There in 1984 he met and in 1987 married Pamela Lockard.  Together they raised a son Gabe (Christie) Henderson and a daughter Jennifer Ellis.
In 2005, the family moved to Indiana, Mike was happiest fishing in his pond with his grandchildren Hunter, Tyler, and Noah Henderson, Eden Ellis and Wyatt Isam.
Mike was an outdoors man, always working on the farm or on his “57 Ford truck, painting motorcycles, and cars.  His specialty was drawing and painting flames.  Mike loved to ride his 1985 Harley around with friends.
Mike worked for I.K.T. as a dump truck driver.  He loved his truck.  
Mike was a good friend to all that came in contact with him.  A good soul and he will be missed so very much.
A Celebration of Mike’s life is planned for October 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm on his farm.

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Dave Morgan
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Will miss Mike ( Doughnut) Ellis , as a top driver with IKT I can say he was a great guy to work with and a lot of laughs . One great person.

   Posted Sat October 12, 2013
Mike will be greatly missed by his friends and family here in Kentucky. We will cherish the time you were here with us and awesome friend you were to all of us. Rest in peace my dear friend

Melody Capehart Medina "74"
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
On behalf of all Kern Valley High School Alumni, I'd like to wish all of Mike's family our deepest sympathy. Mike left wonderful memories through the halls of KVH and in the hearts of his many friends who will remember him very fondly! Thank you Mike for serving our country as a young man! You have now been added to our Alumni Memorial List for all to pay their respects. Sincerely, Melody Capehart Medina Class of "74"

Brenda Shatswell Johnston
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike stopped by to see me last Thanksgiving and I'm so glad he did. He was a good guy and will be missed by many.

Terry Wilson-Vega
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I graduated High School with Mike. He was a good friend all through the school years and.....so handsome. I have thought of him often through the years. I am so glad he married, had children, and had a good life on his farm with his family. A blessed life. Love to you all.

Robin Ryan (Knowles)
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I went to school with Mike from elementary throughout high school. He was a very nice guy. So sorry for your loss.

Peggy May Lummus
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Just read on facebook of Mike's passing.So sorry for his family on your great loss. Went to high school with Mike in Lake Isabella. He was a great guy. I left there in 1969 but saw him about two years ago on facebook. Prayers for all his friends and family.

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