Charlynne Elliott (Calhoun)
To the relatives of Charlynne:
We were just notified of the death of Charlynne. So whatever comfort our friendship can be, we send our warmest thoughts and sympathy to family and friends. Charlynne will be missed at the National Silver Haired Congress. She was among the delegates who advocated for senior issues nationally. May she be respectfully remembered.
Dallas Knudson - Senate President, National Silver Haired Congress
Warner Knudson - House Speaker pro tem
National Silver Haired Congress
Dear Ms. Elliott, We got to know you when you were my mom' roommate at the Homestead of Sherman. The last time I saw you, you were talking with you doctor. I told you I would come back and when I did you were not there any more. We tried to find out whether you went home or the hospital. Even though you and my mom had different life experiences you found time to talk about family. We will miss you. Cheryl Coleman and the Willene Hogan Family.
I enjoyed working with Charllynne in SISD, where we undertook the complex task of automating the high school and Piner Middle School libraries for the very first time. We traveled to other schools in N. Texas and evaluated many different systems. Charlynne was very thorough and inquisitive. We lived through the many changes that computers brought with information storage and retrieval, since we were both "from the old school". Accepting change is hard for librarians who typed millions of card catalog cards, and spent countless hours organizing and arranging books. Charlynne was open minded and willing to move into the magical automated future of computerized libraries, and working with her was a pleasure. May she rest in peace.
What a wonderful person and always smiling. You will be missed. Betty A Ballou-Burris
You were my favorite librarian.....you are the reason I was a librarian. You will be in my heart forever. "The Carpetbagger" Jane Bush Schulz