Ellen Ann Bolcko 76, of Glendale passed away on October 21, 2017. She was born on February 7, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa to Robert and Catherine Darland. Ellen’s family came to Arizona in 1952. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and was a certified addiction counselor. She was a member of Women in Aviation International and held a private pilot license. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother; Joseph Darland. Survivors include her sister; Barbara Darland, daughters; Anita Gray and Jennifer Bolcko and grandson; Brett Laidlaw. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, October 26, with a Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 27, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, 200 W. Beardsley, Phoenix.
Kami O'Donnell -Cortina
We send our deepest condolences ,and our prayers and love to everyone .we loved Ellen the way she loved others and her family. A truly selfless love..we will all miss her dearly .Ellen has her wings that she’s always loved. And now she can spread them and be in the flight of her next glorious life with Jesus Christ and the beloved mother Mary Queen of heaven and earth. May this celebration be of all the happy moments of her life and all the light she brought to others. In Jesus name we pray and adore. Amen. Love , your sister Barbara Kathryn Darland, and the O’Donnell and -Cortina family.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
While I only was able to meet you a few time may god carry you and watch over you now . Give my dad a big hug for me ! Keri O’Donnell ❤️
Connie O'Donnell Guimond
Sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. My memory of her was as cousins playing together when we were young at their house. Hugs and prayers to family.
My dear Ellen we certianly had some some fun! That trip to fort launderdale that I’ll never forget. I remember saying “a bathing suit and extra undies and I’m ready to go!” Next thing I know I’m on a plane to the convention. Advice about my new career that meant the world to me. You helped me realize my true potential. I know you’re in the best place ever but you’ll be missed.