Ellen Steeves, 79 of Gillette, WY, passed away on November 3, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a valiant battle with breast cancer.
Ellen was born on June 4th, 1943, to Everett and Pauline Carr in Livingston, MT. She spent her early years on ranches south of Livingston in Paradise Valley and attended several country schools. In 1955, she moved with her family to Clyde Park, MT. She graduated from Clyde Park High School in 1961, and then went on to attend St. Patrick’s School of Nursing in Missoula, MT and graduated in 1964.
While still in high school, Ellen met Gary Steeves of Livingston, MT. After graduating nursing school, Ellen and Gary married on October 10, 1964, in Livingston. Gary and Ellen had a short stay in CA where she began her 40-year nursing career. They moved back to MT in August of 1965 where Ellen continued her nursing career in obstetrics, surgery, and oncology. They went on to have 4 children, Tammy, Scott, Kelly, and Tiffany. In 1982 Ellen and her family moved to Gillette, WY where she continued her career by developing and supporting a nursing program for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.
After retiring from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Ellen spent her time traveling to see family and friends from Montana to Arizona—enjoying good food and conversation, taking lots of pictures, and even working on some sewing projects. She did not let a Christmas go by without sewing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren new Christmas pajamas.
Ellen is predeceased by her parents, Everett and Pauline Carr, her sister Irene, and her daughter Tammy Jean. She is survived by her husband, Gary; three brothers, Ed (Sharon) Carr, Art Carr, and Roy (Sandi) Carr; three children, Scott Steeves, Kelly Steeves, and Tiffany Iverson; six grandchildren, Kyndra Steeves, Tyler Moroianu, Bryce Steeves, Lauren Steeves, Hannah Iverson, and Johnny Iverson; and two great-grandchildren, Mya and Micah Moroianu.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT, with burial to follow at Parkview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness Organizations or an organization of your choice.