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Merced Sun Star
Friday, December 21, 2001

Ellen M. McKerlie Moffatt
Sept. 9, 1931 - Dec. 18, 2001

Ellen M. Moffatt, a longtime resident of Merced, returned with her family in 1988. She was 70 years young.

Ellen was born in Mercy Hospital, Merced on September 9, 1931. Survivors include her spouse, Frank G. Moffatt, sons Brand John Moffatt, Merced, Sean G. Moffatt, Pacific Grove, CA and daughter, Maureen M. Amant, Auburn, WA. Ellen has five grandchildren, Ian L, Moffatt, Jessica A. Moffatt, Alex M. Moffatt, Aiden M. Amant, and Lauren Evans, living in Belleville, NJ. From her fatherís side, she has two aunts, Jyme McKerlie Stone of Sacramento, CA. From her motherís side, she has Edith Schofield Haskell, currently living in Merced.

Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Jack G. McKerlie, born in Oakland, CA., mother, Clara Virginia Schofield McKerlie, of Merced, and a sister, Jacqueline V. Carver.

The Schofield family was part of the early history of the Merced area. Their roots trace back through the Schofield, Hainline, and Bowman families, pioneers of the Merced and Lone Tree areas.

Ellen was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a long time member of the Merced County Genealogical Society and the Merced Friendship Club. She was an ardent traveler on the Atwater Cherish bus tours to any and all Casinos, and other points of interest.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m till 1 p.m. at the Stratford Evans Chapel, 1490 B. Street, Merced, on Saturday, December 22, 2001. A short service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. with a reception to be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall, East Wing, on Main Street ( 17th Street ), Merced.

Burial will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.