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Ellen Louise Moncher

February 12, 1928 — December 31, 2013

Ellen Louise (Engler) Moncher was born in Nacona, Texas on February 12. 1928 to proud parents Anna Mae and Kenneth Edward Jolliff. She is proceeded by two daughters, Colette Ann DiGiordano and Marcia Louise Gillis, as well 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Ellen had a elder brother, Herman, and a younger brother Doyle. Her parents passed on to their children a legacy of faithfulness to our Lord and His work. She was raised in a home committed to ministry, and to parents who loved music. As she was growing up she observed her parents in their various roles as bi-vocational pastors. As a child during the great depression, she saw her parents taking in people who were hungry and homeless, feeding them from the produce of their garden. Her mother composed many songs and cantatas that were performed in their churches, and she passed on to her daughter a love for music.
William Bill Cosper and Ellen got married at the age of 18. After 10 years of marriage, at the age of 28 Ellen and Bill became the proud parents of Marcia Louise and Colette Ann. Sadly, that marriage ended in divorce when Colette was only one year old, and Ellen moved to California to raise her children near her parents. Within weeks, after her divorce, Ellen was hitting the streets looking for a job. In time she took a position as a bank teller. After several months she moved from her parents home into a rent home and, eventually, purchased her own house. Marcia remembers the sound of her mother praying every evening, praying over her situation and daughters. Ellen gave God credit for sustaining them during many difficult years. Marcia also remembers her mother singing powerful opera songs in her beautiful soprano voice.
After 7 years of single life, at age 35, Ellen married Charles Moncher, a 48-year-old man who had never before been married, or had children. It was another challenging time. Charles had difficulty adjusting to his new responsibilities and life. At Charles bidding, Ellen continued to work full-time, juggling work, motherhood and marriage. She gained increased work responsibilities and took courses to become a loan officer, then became an independent real estate agent.
Ellen was very frugal and became very adept at handling and investing money. She not only helped others sell/buy homes, but did well buying and selling them for herself.
Charles and Ellen were together for 30 years. They faced many challenges in their marriage: conflicts, surgeries, and cancer. Through it all, Ellen was a loving wife. For the last two years of their marriage Ellen faithfully nursed Charles as he struggled to fight off cancer. Finally, he died at age 78 and she was thrown into widowhood.
First Ellen was committed to Her Lord. Secondly, she was committed to her children and grandchildren. She passed on to them a legacy of love for God and music. She lived to see her daughters serve him in ministry, paid and volunteer, as they sought God first in the midst of their own adversities and challenges. She prayed regularly for all her loved ones. Desiring that they love God first, and walk lives of obedience to Him. Those who were around her in the last part of her life remember her as one who spoke life and encouragement, even as she struggled with dementia.
Thank you dear mother/grandmother, for the godly legacy you passed on. We know you are now singing and dancing in heaven. And although we miss you here, we are happy that you are in heaven now with our Lord Jesus.
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Starts at 2:00 pm

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677

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