OBITUARY

Ellen J Steenson

November 10, 1931January 7, 2020
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Ellen J Steenson, 88, of Tampa, FL passed away on January 7th. She was born to the late Ed and Lula Bradley of Graettinger, Iowa on November 10, 1931. She was one of thirteen children.

Eventually, Ellen made Tampa, FL her home she attended St Patricks Catholic Church. Tampa is also where she met the man who completed her life, Al Steenson. The two were married for 37 years before Al preceded her in death.

Family and friends were Ellen’s passion and delight. She worked for 17 years at the Mac Dill Air Force Base Commissary. Ellen will be remembered for her remarkable cooking and hosting skills, her storytelling abilities and as a mother for supportive and encouraging, always wise and kind. Finally, she will be remembered for her grand personality that has provided many happy memories and comfort to those she loved and cared for most.

Survivors include her two children Debbie (Jim) Albright of Pinellas Park, FL and Robert Oliver and Stacey of Savannah GA. Four grandchildren, Danielle Brazell (Brunswick, GA), Robert Oliver Jr (Burbank, CA), Michael Ryan (Tampa, FL) and Jeff Ryan (Maderia Beach FL). Four great children, Chatham, Chance and Chet Brazel of Brunswick ,GA, Valentino Oliver (Burbank CA) and Zoey Ryan (Tampa FL) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and un-named, but loving family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Randy Shuman

January 11, 2020

Dear Bob, I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was such a sweet, caring,special lady with a big personality. I know she will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Randy S.

Raymond Tessier

January 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. I have been a long time neighbor of Al and Ellen. We have been neighbors since 1974. I remember how she was always working in her yard, or washing her car. She will truly be missed.

God Bless you and your family,
Ray and Beth Tessier

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