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Ellen Shanor

April 22, 1942 — November 16, 2016

Ellen Badger Shanor, christened Demarious Ellen Badger, died on November 16, 2016, at her home in Roswell, New Mexico, having lost her valiant fight against cancer. Ellen was born in Lubbock, Texas on April 22, 1942, to her parents Dr. William E. Badger and Dr. Demarious Adeline Badger, both of whom were practicing physicians in Hobbs, New Mexico and both of whom are deceased. Ellen is survived by her husband, Stuart D. Shanor of Roswell and their two children, a daughter, Sheryl Shanor Mahaney and her husband, J.H. Mahaney and children, Lauren and John of Huntington, West Virginia, and a son, Stephen S. Shanor and his wife Heidi E. Shanor and their children Katelyn, Andrew and Matthew of Roswell. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. William E. "Earl" Badger and her sister, Judith Badger Hudenko both of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ellen graduated from Hobbs High School and the University of Michigan, majoring in Spanish language and culture. Ellen loved Spanish studies and studied abroad attending the University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain. At the University of Michigan, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority with which she remained active as an alumnus.

Ellen had a passion for the Arts of all genre which she exhibited in her service and activities on several boards and organizations. Ellen served as a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation and as a member of the Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship Committee of Hobbs, New Mexico, in which position she had the opportunity to review and select scholarship recipients for the Foundation based upon the activities and academic record of numerous high school seniors.

Ellen loved the beauty of the southwest which was displayed in her paintings and bird photography. Ellen and Stu enjoyed travelling and camping in their RV. They spent many wonderful days together enjoying the solitude and beauty of southern California in the winter months and the Colorado Mountains in the summer months. They also loved to dance and were long time members of the Tango Dance Club, the members of which she considered to be some of her most treasured friends. She enjoyed travelling with Stu to state and regional meetings of the American College of Trial Lawyers where they developed many important and lasting friendships. Ellen will long be remembered by the members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and by several generations of youth for her special Sunday School class involving an in-depth study of the books of the Bible. Ellen was a loving mother, wife and friend in addition to raising her children at home and being an active neighborhood mom for all the children on Gaye Drive.

The entire family has been touched by the love and friendship which has been shown to them over the last year. The personal visits, the meals and the thoughtful cards sent to Ellen and the family have been greatly appreciated. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation. A memorial service is being planned and further announcement of the time and location will be made.

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