November 21, 1938 ~ August 4, 2018
Elnora Fay "Ellie" Swain-Thompson (nee Cowell) passed away on August 4, 2018 surrounded by family. She was 79. Ellie was born on November 14, 1938 in Drumright, OK to her parents, Kenneth and Mildred Cowell. Ellie graduated from Inglewood High School, in Inglewood, CA. Ellie was well known to the Lennox, CA community through her involvement with the Lennox National Little League. Many lifelong friendships were made during the years with Little League and beyond. Ellie worked for DCAS where she retired after many years of service. It was at DCAS that she met her future husband, Gene Thompson. She and Gene were married July 15, 2000. Ellie and Gene spent their retirement together hosting various get togethers with friends and family, traveling, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ellie is survived by her husband, Gene; her five sons, Steve, Greg, Glenn Scott and Chuck; four daughters-in-law; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of Ellie’s life on Sunday, August 12, at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. A viewing will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service at 3:30 pm. Ellie will be interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery on Monday, August 13, 2018. A memorial ceremony will take place there at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ellie’s life.
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