Ellen Francis Laughlin Cullen passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 2, 2018.
Born Nov. 29, 1920, in San Francisco, she was forever grateful to the Sisters of St. Paul’s elementary and high school for guiding and educating her. She raised her family in South San Francisco and lived the last 40-plus years in South Lake Tahoe.
Ellen recognized and acknowledged the good in all she met. She lived the Golden Rule every day of her life. Ellen truly believed God loved her and that she had a wonderful life. Truly no finer person ever walked this earth.
Mom, grandma, great-grandma, we love you now and will love you forever.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Cullen, siblings Mortimer Laughlin, Anne Osterloh, Mary McClelland and Jack Laughlin (KIA WWII).
She is survived by her children, Gayle (Jim) Carpenter, Jack (Deanna) Cullen, Marilyn (Dan) Quinlan and “Cuz” (Shawn) Cullen; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life Mass will be said in her honor on May 23 at 2pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe. Reception immediately following in Father Grace Hall located right next to the church.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to her parish, St. Theresa Catholic Church.