Meet Ellie Downs


Eleanor “Ellie” May Gee-Downs has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored.

Born and raised in Maine, Ellie has criss-crossed the U.S. She joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, NH. Her service locations included Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming and March Air Force Base in California.

Ellie met and married her husband Kaye Downs at March Air Force Base. And she raised her two children (Carey and Diana) in Hermosa Beach.

After working 20 years as a Sales Administrator with Barton Brands in Carson, intrepid Ellie moved back to Maine and built her dream home. Surrounded by the Maine woods, Ellie loved the peace and quiet. She reconnected with longtime high school friends, and connected with new ones. Not one to just sit around, Ellie went back to work, this time at Sprague Energy in Portsmouth, NH.

Ellie came back to Southern California in 2014 to be closer to her children and grandson Evan. She’s reconnected with more longtime friends, and made new ones, as she moves forward.

A life time member of the South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club, the WAF Association (Women inthe Air Force) is also close to her heart.

We’re glad that Ellie is with us at Caring House. More new friends, for her and for us.

In Memoriam

Ellie died March 17, 2016. Honor her. Remember her.