Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday. She was born on May 5, 1924, in Huntington, Utah. Ellen is the first of six children of Elbert and Velma Nelson. She was raised in Ferron, Utah and was in the first graduating class of Emery High. She married George Mamanakis on July 24, 1943 in Elko, Nevada. On December 10 ,1945, they were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They resided in Syracuse for 32 years. She worked at Hill Air Force Base in many positions. She also held many church callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She now resides in Morgan, Utah. Ellen has five children, 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.