I'm told Ellie was a devout Christian and a smart businesswoman. Most Frazetta fans are also aware that she was the model/inspiration for many of the beautiful women Mr. Frazetta portrayed in his work.
What most don't know, however, is that Ellie was also a talented artist in her own right. I hope her family won't mind me showing off this watercolor of hers, which she painted at the age of 21:
Lovely. Wish I could have seen her version of Shere Kahn.
Several people share fond remembrances of Ellie at The Beat.
My condolences to her husband and the rest of her family.