San Francisco , CA
Resided in: Alexandria, VA
Ellen Smith, died February 4, 2023 after battling a chronic illness for many years. She was 68. Ellen graduated from American University. She worked for 25 years in the Federal Government as an Administrative Assistant. During her career, Ellen was recognized with numerous awards and commendations. As a volunteer, Ellen read for the blind. She loved going to the movies, theater, art, reading, shopping, travel and snuggling with her cat. Ellen had a kindness and generosity that were obvious to anyone who was lucky enough to know her. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Forever cherished and remembered by her brothers and sisters Greg Petkoff (Mary), Richard Petkoff, Genelle Parra (Joe), Susan Carter and niece and nephews, Allison, Daniel (Natalie), Carl, Harry, Ryan and Jason.
She was preceded in death by her nieces Sarah and Lydia and her parents Leonard and Marian Petkoff. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
It’s time to say goodbye to a dear friend with whom I had the privilege to know and share many good times with. I will cherish those memories in my heart forever. I think of you often and will miss your smiles and sweet personality. You are in God’s hands now. May He bless you and give you eternal life.
I worked with Ellen at HQ, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command. We all adored Ellen, she was the most wonderful colleague, friend and Administrate Assistant that I ever worked with in all my years of Federal Government service. Ellen had a style all her own that was admired and respected by everyone. She was always willing to help all of us with any issue with a positive attitude and smile on her face!
I have so many wonderful memories of working with Ellen and know that God welcomed her with opened arms and brought her to Paradise. I send my condolences to all Ellen’s family. Ellen will always be in out hearts and minds forever!
God Loove and Bless You Dearest Ellen!
Love and Blessings, Portia Boggia Davidson