On September 24th, 2018, Mom passed away at home with family. She was 101 years old and was loved and cared for by her youngest son, Richard Mcelroy and wife, Judy Mcelroy and grandson, Kerry Mcelroy.
Mom was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1916, she at her young age, became an Adagio dancer and loved to dance. Ethel moved to California in her mid-20s, were she met Theodore S. Mcelroy in Venice Beach California. They quickly became in love and she married Theodore Mcelroy. Theodore and Ethel ran a photo studio in Venice Beach and then moved to Garden Grove, California, were they settled and opened an amusement park that became well known as Kiddy Land in Garden Grove for 30 years.
Mom gave birth to two sons, Bob and Richard Mcelroy, and mom loved her boys so much she was the most thoughtful loving and caring mother a child could ever have. She loved family and life and with an enduring passion to see her boys succeed in life, both boys did indeed succeed in life.
Theodore was 89 years old when he passed away in 1990. The family decided to move to Oregon in 2006, were there was lots of beautiful trees and countryside. Mom loved roses so much that Judy and Richard found a place in Roseburg, Oregon, were she had lots of roses growing around the house.
Mom had 12 wonderful years of love and care in the most beautiful place on earth, Roseburg.
Mom will be missed by her sons.
Mom is survived by her son, Bob and his wife Jody; daughter, Kayla; and granddaughter, Stella; Richard and Judy; and grandson Kerry.