"He's the strongest man I ever met," was the recommendation for Bob Elliott made by his friend Scotty McLean when Scotty suggested that Bob and Katherine (Kathie) Harriman should meet.
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
St. Martins Episcopal Church
640 Hawthorn Lane
Davis, CA 95616