Gipson1Former Ely resident, Delores “Dee” Gipson passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 in Decatur Alabama. Dee was born in Hayes Center, Nebraska on October 22, 1920. She lived in Deadwood, South Dakota and Gillette, Wyoming, prior to moving to Ely in the mid 1950’s.

While in Ely, Dee worked at the Chamber of Commerce, Nanette’s Dress Shop and was the first manager of the Bristlecone Convention Center.

After her husband B.R. “Hoot” Gipson passed away, Dee moved to Texas to be nearer her sons who both lived there and in recent years she moved to Decatur to be near her sister.

Dee is survived by her sons; Walt (Sally) Ellis of Bandera, Texas and Dennis (Barbara) Ellis of Payton, Colorado.  She also leaves her sister, Dorothy (Edwin) Hanes of Decatur, Alabama; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.