Wilhelmina Hoffman Ellison

Published 4:09 pm Friday, September 24, 2021

Wilhelmina “Willie” Hoffman Ellison died Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Merit Health-River Region Medical Center. She was 95.

Willie was born April 26, 1926, In New Orleans, La., to the late John and Ethel Hoffman. She was a dance instructor and owned her own dance studio for many years. She later worked as a realtor and owned three dance supply stores. She loved her children, Christian Clesi and Dustin Clesi and was a member of the Catholic Order at Monastery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ellison.

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She is survived by her two sons, Christian Clesi and Dustin Clesi, and two granddaughters, Amy
and Erika Clesi.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29m at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave. Burial will be held at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe, Colo.