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Ellen McBride - April 12, 2013


Ellen S. “Ellie” McBride, 61 of Glendale, Ariz., passed away suddenly April 12, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Ellie was born Dec. 7, 1951, in Lincoln, the daughter of Andrew E. and Verna Umberger Madsen.
She grew up in Lincoln and Minden.
She married her high school sweetheart, Brian McBride on April 16, 1971, in Minden.
She is survived by Brian, their three children and eight grandchildren: Emily and Aaron Garriss, Edison and Oliver of Mesa, Ariz.; Amanda and Brent Skiles, Gavin, Olivia, Harrison and Norah of Holdrege; Spencer and Meghan McBride, Brice and Mallory of Peoria, Ariz., and two sisters, Margaret Coleman and Florence Flynn.
Ellie devoted her life to her family and especially loved her grandchildren. She has left a legacy of patience and love that will remain with us forever.
Once her own children were in school, she returned to college, earning her degree, and beginning a career in teaching that spanned over 30 years. She touched countless lives in that time. She had retired at the end of school last year, and was looking forward to being a full time Grandma.
A memorial scholarship in her name is being established at Trevor G. Browne High School, 7402 W Catalina Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85033.
Family services were held on April 16 in Phoenix, Ariz.