Ellen Utterback

Born September 5, 1926
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Utterback, Ellen J. – Resident of Sacramento. Entered into life on September 5, 1926 in Soledad, Ca. Peacefully passed away on November 6, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Ellen is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Wiley L Utterback; children Wiley V. (Margaret), Dwayne (Nina), Rusty (Debbie); grandchildren Mac, Katie, David, Zach and Missy; siblings Gildo, Emily, Herman (Brenda), Lydia, Nancy (Charlie) and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her grandson Drew, 6 siblings and her parents. Ellen retired from the San Juan Unified School District after 26 years of dedicated service. She was an avid sports fan, especially the Giants and Sharks. She never missed one of her sons or grandchildren’s sporting events. She was involved in Local 16 retiree functions. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 12 at 10:30am at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln. Fair Oaks, CA 95628. For more information visit A special thank you to Bethany for her caring love and loyalty to Grandma Ellen and also to Craig’s Care for their service. “Scrappy, Wiley is right behind you…”


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2012

Ellen Utterback

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Dena Durkin (Ross)

November 14, 2012

Wiley, Li'l Wiley, Dwayne & Rusty-so sorry to hear the news about Ellie. We had so many good times at the Utterbacks-many good memories.

Colette (Wilkins) Quinley

November 14, 2012

Big Wiley, Wiley, Dwayne,and Rusty,
My prayers are with you all as you mourn Ellen's death. I have many happy memories of the Utterback's with so many of them with Ellen laughing and smiling! We had good times on Shasta Way, a wonderful place to grow up! My most special memory is of the love and affection she gave a little 9 yr. old girl that was sad that her daddy left. I will never forget how she tried to make me feel better. So many memories! Would love to see those old movies of us all sometime!
Much love,
Colette (Wilkins) Quinley

Patricia Zahourek

November 13, 2012

Dear Wiley and Family,
I was so very sorry to learn of Ellen's passing. All of my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. This has been a very deep loss for you however, you have lots of wonderful memories together with friends and family who will be by your side for as long as you want them. I met you both when I was about 10 years old which apparently, was right about the time you and Ellen were married.
I will try to come by to visit you sometime soon. I will call first.


Patti Zahourek

November 13, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May your memories bring you joy, as you lean on GOD for comfort and peace of mind at this difficult. PS.147:3

Geoff Millar

November 12, 2012

Wiley, Rusty, Dwayne, and Family, My heart goes out to you during this time. You'all our are in my prayers. Rusty: Call me if you need help. From a Local 16 Brother.

Gregor Larabee

November 12, 2012

Rusty, I'm very sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Cathy Beaumont-Stumpf

November 12, 2012

Wiley and boys - I lived right across the street from you on Shasta Way. I babysat Wiley, Dwayne and Rusty and grew up with them. I think I spent more time at your house than my own. I loved Ellie to pieces. I'm sad that I never stopped by in all these years. Boys - take good care of your Dad and tell him that Cathy Beaumont (now Stumpf) will never ever forget any of the Utterbacks. You made growing up fun! Rest in peace Ellen.

Steve Ramos

November 12, 2012

You will be greatly missed Aunty Ellen. Much love to you and the rest of the Utterback family.

Julie Durkin

November 11, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. We had good times on Shasta Way, didn't we? Those Easter egg hunts and dancing in the patio in 1969, among others. I also remember going to Folsom with your boat, lots of fun. Thanks for all the good times.

Tracy Baker

November 11, 2012

Aunt Ellie, so many memories. Like the time we were at a Mira Loma football game. We sat right behind the band and we tried to throw peanut shells in the tuba. Or when I was twelve and we were asked to leave the casino because you we're letting me put nickels in the slot machine. I'll never forget you and I will try to carry on the mischief whenever I can. Love always Tracy