Tahlequah Daily Press


June 5, 2014

Brandy Rochelle Ellenburg

TAHLEQUAH — Brandy Rochelle Ellenburg, of Tahlequah, was born Dec. 4, 1980, in Fort Smith, Ark. to Leonard Wayne Ellenburg and Mary Lou (Carney) Ellenburg and passed away Wednesday, May 28, in Tahlequah, at the age of 33.

She is survived by one daughter, Braya Dawn Ellenburg of the home; one son, Bravin Wayne Ellenburg of the home; her mother, Mary Lou Ellenburg of Poteau; one brother, Chris Thomas of Poteau; four aunts, Patricia Ann Standridge of Mississippi, Doris Box of Fanshawe, Isabel Carney of Fanshawe, and Carolyn Fisher of Sapulpa; one uncle, Omer D. Seyler of Fanshawe; and numerous cousins, loved ones and friends.

Brandy was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Wayne Ellenburg (Retired DAV); a sister, Dana Michelle Thomas; maternal grandparents, Elton Lee and Lizzie (Winclock) Carney; paternal grandparents John Caleb and Jewel (Grubbs) Ellenburg; two aunts, Helen Marie Brannon and Kathryn Louise Seyler; and three uncles, Jerry Fisher, Johnny Ellenburg and Johhny Lee Carney.

She was a 1999 graduate of Heavener High School and a 2004 graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she received her teaching degree. Brandy received the 2008 LeFlore Public School Teacher of the Year Award.

She was a loving mother who loved to cook and provide for her children. She also loved the outdoors and working with her flowers and going camping.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Fanshawe School Auditorium. Her cremains will be buried at a later date at Fanshawe Cemetery in Fanshawe.

There will be a family luncheon at 12:30 p.m., Friday at the Fanshawe School Cafeteria before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for her children in the name of Mary Lou Ellenburg, Special Account at the Community State Bank in Poteau.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

To view Brandy’s online guestbook, please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.

Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma, 918-653-2222.

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