Ellen Shepherd Scampini left this world on September 10th, 2020. She was born in Long Beach, CA on January 30th 1957 to Patricia Reid Shepherd and Ray Albert Shepherd. She is survived by her mother, her husband Raymond Scott Scampini, her daughter Rachael Peggy Scampini, and her four sisters, Barbara Lee Long, Thais Ann Johnson, Kelly Marie Bauer, and Mary Irene Bigelow. She is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews.
Ellen went to Woodrow Wilson High School, Long Beach California, in the class of 1975, and proceeded to attend the Pacific Christian College in Fullerton California. Shortly after meeting at a friend’s wedding, on May 19th of 1996, she married her soulmate, Raymond Scott Scampini. Scott and Ellen enjoyed a beautiful 24 year marriage together. Their love spanned many years, adventures, and visits to the ocean. Ellen held a variety of jobs in her lifetime, however she found her true passion in motherhood and homemaking. In March of 1997 they welcomed their only child, Rachael Peggy into the world. Ellen shared her peacefulness living at home, in all senses of the word. She both joyfully created home, as well as curated the mental, emotional, and spiritual home for both her family and friends. Throughout her life, but especially most recently, Ellen put a lot of time into her garden, so let us remember her in death for the life that grew all around her.
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