Marjorie  Burns Ellison
Marjorie  Burns Ellison

Obituary of Marjorie Louise Burns Ellison

Marjorie "Margie" Louise Burns Ellison, 80, of Austin, passed away on the morning of September 19, 2021 peacefully in her sleep.


She was born to parents Evelyn Maye Fitzgerald and Thomas Hugh Burns in Laconia, New Hampshire. Her father was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in WWII.  Margie graduated from Laconia High School in 1960 and from the Shepard-Gill School of Practical Nursing in 1962.  


She married the late Maxie Wayne Ellison on August 8, 1964.  He was the love of her life. Margie is survived by her sister-in-law Audrey Blake of Bartlett, TX; sister Lenore Coffin of Berlin, NH; daughter Kathleen Ellison of Austin and her domestic partner, Kaz Elskes and their son Jayden; and beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends.


Margie was everyone's friend and this was especially evident in her work as a nurse for over 30 years. Her friends in her later years called her the "charge nurse" because she took care of all of them.  She loved music, her family and the late Buddy - her beloved dog.  She and her husband provided educational opportunities in music to her daughter and were very proud of her accomplishments.  Margie's favorite musicians were Barbra Streisand and Queen.  A fond memory Kathy has of her mom is their arguing over who was the better singer - Olivia Newton John or Barbra Streisand?  She loved Bob Apple, a popular musician here in the Austin area.  Some of our fondest memories this past couple of years include Bob Apple performing for her birthday and going to Zach Scott Theater to see Great Balls of Fire.


Pallbearers: Joe Lee Evans, Douglas Martin, Chris Bielss, Kamron Calkins, Kaz Elskes, Jayden Elskes


A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:00am located at Salem Cemetery. 

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