June 28 - Paula Ruth Bonnet Ellis (Savannah)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:00 PM
June 28, 2012 - Paula Ruth Bonnet Ellis, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. after a difficult battle with CBGD. She was born June 19, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to the late Harold and Sadie Bonnet.
Ellis was a longtime tour guide at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was proud to serve a term as the head of all volunteers at the Kennedy Center. She served several terms as the head of volunteers for the Kennedy Center Honors productions. The Kennedy Center honored Ellis as a Friend For Life. She also volunteered as an art teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools for over 10 years, as well as teaching Sunday School, and volunteering in many other civic organizations in the D.C. area.
She was also an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island.
She is survived by her husband, Lee T. Ellis, of Savannah, two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Bill Hency, of St. Louis, MO, and Louisa and Dan Gorton, of Denver, CO, also four grandchildren, Julia Hency, Billy Hency, Olivia Gorton, Audrey Gorton, one sister, Cynthia Bonnet, of West Chester, PA, one niece and two nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date.
Remembrances may be made to The Kennedy Center, or The University Club Foundation, both in Washington, DC.
Funeral services by Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel