Ellen Mary Makos, age 63, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2018 at her home in San Pedro, California. Ellen was born on October 28, 1955 to John and Dorothy Makos. As a young child Ellen contacted polio, but she did not let those challenges stop her from pursuing her dreams. Ellen attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Primary School and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1973. After graduating, Ellen worked for several years with the Pacific Bell Telephone Company. Later, she went back to school and graduated from Harbor City College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Ellen then went on to receive her Bachelor's of Nursing Degree from Western Governors University, and has worked for many years as a highly respected nurse a St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Ellen would say that the most important decision she ever made was to give her life to Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. “Jesus is her EVERYTHING!” Ellen attended Calvary Chapel South Bay for many years. She was involved in sharing the good news of the Gospel to people on the streets and in prison. She LOVED listening to J. Vernon McGee, and has been recently attending Journey of Faith Church, overseeing their prayer ministry. Ellen was a smart, athletic, passionate, vital, and inspirational woman. She was a classy dresser. She loved vintage clothing, art, and the piano. She swam most days of the week and was an accomplished crocheter. Ellen made and kept many friends from all walks of life. And in her last days, she was surrounded and supported by these wonderful, capable and loving friends. Preceded in death were Ellen’s siblings Kenny, Jeannie, and Scotty, as well as her beloved dog Asher. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday November 9, 2018 at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. I did not know Ellen for a long time. We attended Journey of Faith Church Bellflower. But she was an inspiration for the short time I knew her with her incredible faith and positive attitude and trust in God despite all that she was going through. She will be greatly missed!

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