Ellen Louise (Cockshoot) Hughes of Denver, Colo., formerly of Nevada, Ia., passed to her Heavenly life Sept.13, 2017, at The Denver Hospice after a sudden illness.

Per Ellen’s wish, her body has been donated to science, with inurnment in Nevada at a later date.

Born to Mort & Mary Elizabeth (McKee) April 28, 1954, she is survived by stepmother Barb, two brothers Bruce & Hugh; sister Ann; cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Neil.

Ellen was an author & owner of The McKee Company, scuba diver & adventurer. Her “spunk” will be missed by many.