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The testimony was right on. Without ever lifting weights in a gym to practice, Bob had the strength to lift industrial batteries where he worked and load them on trucks for delivery elsewhere. But lifting weights was not a goal for Bob Elliott. Whatever job he had to do he did it with all his might including serving in the US Navy for 2 years during WWII. He and Kathie Harriman married in Bakersfield, California, 6 months after they met. They had four children - 3 girls and 1 boy. The family moved to Davis when the battery company moved its business to Woodland.
At 47, Bob became an ardent Christian and faithfully raised his children to have the values he himself had. He used his talents to produce innumerable tables, toys, and other items for friends and family as well as for his church. His kindness and gentle humor endeared him to people wherever he went. He leaves behind 4 children - Lois Coady, Nancy Agee, Fred Elliott, and Mary Nauer - 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and many who feel like his children because he "adopted" them with his kindness and humor.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, 1/29/2016, 1:00PM at The Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis, CA 95616. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Samaritan's Purse, Heifer.org - International and Operation Smile.
Friday, January 29, 2016
640 Hawthorn Lane
Davis, CA 95616
To Mary and the Elliot family: My deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. Thinking of you. - Angela Malloy
Angie Malloy Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM
Reminding those whom you support that your thoughts are with them.
Tribute Store Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM
To Nancy and to all of the Elliott family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of you and wish you peace and love as you grieve. Regards, Bryce and Tawnya Bowles
Tawnya Bowles Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM
Grandpa, Thank you for always loving me, even when I was unlovable. You were the best Grandpa anyone could ever have, and I was very proud that you were my Grandpa. I will miss you so very much, but I look forward to the day when I can see you again in Heaven. I love you, Grandpa. Love always, Naomi Elizabeth
Naomi E. Coady Szilagyi Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM
My meetings with Mr. Elliot were few and probably very brief. I could feel kindness exuding from his face and hear it in his words. It quickly explained where his daughter Mary, whom I met when our oldest were toddlers, got her positive and very friendly outlook. To Mary, Nancy, Lois, Fred and especially Mrs. Elliot, I can only say that through you he will continue to live and shine. I'm honored to have met him through my friendship with Mary. With affection, Robin Clark
Robin Clark Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM
Dad, you will always be in my heart. You were the best Dad any girl could ask for. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven in the presence of our Heavenly Father. I love you. XOXO
Lois Coady Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM