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Ellavern Adcock

June 23, 1942 — July 27, 2023

  Ellavern was born June 23, 1942 in Durango, Colo. to Vernon and EllaMay (Henderson) Cason. She passed away peacefully on July 27th at St Michael’s Hospital in Silverdale, Wash.

  Surviving Ellavern are her loving husband of whom she married on August 27, 1961, Arthur Adcock; her brothers, Mac (Wanda) Cason of Kline, Colo. and Dennis (Gayle) Cason of Delta, Utah; her children, Brent (Marty) Adcock of Anton, Tex. and Nikki (Larry) Hartman of Bremerton, Wash.; her grandchildren, Hayley (Mike) Widhalm of Bremerton, Wash., Mark Hartman of Provo, Utah, Kaci (Clint) Cechan of Shallowater, Tex., Kyle (Stephanie) Pikala of Lubbock, Tex.; and by her great-grandchildren, Harper, Graham, Brady and Lacey. Ellavern was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and EllaMay (Henderson) Cason; and by her brothers, Kenneth Cason and Jim Prentice.

   Ellavern was born and raised in Durango, attending Whittier, Needham, and Durango HS, graduating in 1960. She attended Wayland Baptist College in Plainview Tex. Her fondest childhood memories were the time spent at her Grandpa and Grandma Henderson’s ranch in Haygulch. Her dad was a coal miner and took she and her brother, Mac to work most days at the mine, near her grandparents’ ranch. It was her bond with Grandma Henderson that truly left an indelible mark on Ellavern.  It was through her grandma's love and guidance that she learned invaluable lessons about life, resilience, and compassion.

  From an early age, Ellavern found a sense of belonging within the walls of First Baptist Church in Durango. It was here that she discovered solace, guidance, and a deep-rooted faith that would shape her life's journey. Her unwavering devotion to God became the cornerstone of her belief in serving others.

  In the summer of 1960, she went on a blind date with Art and knew from that start that she loved him and wanted to marry him. They raised their two children in the beautiful Mancos Valley. In 1993 they relocated near McPhee Reservoir in Dolores until 2022 when they moved with their family to Washington State.

  Ellavern spent her working years employed with several dentists in the four corners area, in many different capacities. Her favorite times were spent in the La Plata and San Juan mountains, camping, riding horses, and ATVs. She and Art loved playing cards with their friends. She also had a passion for traveling, which ultimately led to her decision to join her family in moving to the Pacific Northwest where she spent her last year exploring her new surroundings surrounded by family. Ellavern's family says she will be remembered for her contagious laugh, her delicious homemade pies, and her devotion to serving others. Perhaps the most special memory will be the bond shared between generations of granddaughters. Ellavern loved every minute spent with Hayley and Harper. She was blessed to be a huge part of their lives and they will forever cherish the times spent with her.

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