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Ellen Elizabeth Rees

03/02/1935 - 01/15/2022
Service Date: 01/24/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 616 S. Extension Road, Mesa, Az 85210
Visitation Date: 01/24/2022
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 616 S. Extension Road, Mesa, Az 85210
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

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Ellen Elizabeth Gines Rees, or fondly called “Ginny” by her husband Lynn Rees, who preceded her in death, was born on March 2, 1935 in Woodland, Utah and passed from this life peacefully on January 15, 2022 at the age of 86 in Mesa, Arizona.

She was one of 12 children born to Rex and Thelma Gines in Woodland Utah.  She is survived by her five children Pam Peterson, Denise (Curtis) Clouse, Allison Riesterer, Lana Mitzel, and Mark (Laurie) Rees, as well as 21 grand children and 45 great grand children.

Our Mother loved to cook and bake.  She was famous for her homemade bread and rolls and made so many wonderful meals while We were growing up.  She always looked impeccable and never a hair out of place.

She spent her life in service to friends, family, and in various capacities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and greatly enjoyed her many years of employment at Beehive Clothing in Mesa, Arizona.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Kleinman Park Ward.  The address is 616 S. Extension Rd., Mesa, AZ.  Viewing will be at 9:00 AM. Followed by the funeral services at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at the Mesa Cemetary.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • We will miss you but know you are happy we love you 💕
    Mark rees family

  • She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Over the years because we shared family I was able to know Ellen and her family. She was always so kind and loving to everyone. She and her husband have left a wonderful posterity and she will be greatly missed. May your family feel her love always. Love, Angie Clouse

  • She was a wonderful neighbor, friend and overall sweet lady. We will miss her dearly.

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