- Published: November 29, 2012
Ellen was born in Xenia on March 24, 1950. She had a distinguished career, including starting her own public relations firm, and later working as a valued executive for Puget Power. Most recently, she was a travel agent with Costco Travel.
The youngest daughter of Bruce and Jessie McPhaden, Ellen is survived by sisters Lesley McPhaden of Virginia and Jean McPhaden of Florida; brothers Douglas McPhaden of Texas and David McPhaden of Ohio; and nine nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was beloved by many friends.
There will be a memorial gathering on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Issaquah Senior Center at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to one of the organizations listed on Ellen’s page on the CaringBridge website. Please sign the online guest book at http://www.flintofts.com.