Barbara Anne Elliott

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1923 - 2016 Barbara Anne Elliott, 92, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Dripping Springs, Texas. She was born May 13, 1923 in Savannah, Georgia, to Helen Everette Bassett Mincey and John Lasayette Mincey. In June 1943, aware of the country's acute shortage of nurses, the U.S. Congress passed the Bolton Act. The act brought the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps into being under the umbrella of the United States Public Health Service. The Bolton Act would provide government funds for nurse training and young women in Savannah, including Barbara, soon took the government up on its offer. She graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing on May 6, 1945. When WWII ended, cadet nurses completed their courses and returned to the main workforce. Barbara worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah until her marriage to William Peter Billy Elliott on September 24, 1949. Barbara and Billy moved to Beaumont in 1952 where Barbara worked as a RN at DuPont, Sabine River Construction, B.F. Shaw, and finally Blount Brothers. Barbara and Billy made Beaumont their home until Billy's death on May 17, 2004. Barbara lived her remaining years close to family in Dripping Springs, Texas. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be remembered for her delicious fried chicken, beautiful azaleas and her very big heart. Her family takes great comfort in the knowledge that she will be reunited with her beloved husband and son. Give them a big hug and kiss from us all, Nana. She is survived by her son, Dan Elliott and his wife, Judy; her daughter, Helen Jorge and her husband, Juan; grandchildren, Kelley Christine Elliott, Kasey Anne Maher, Barbara Leigh Jorge, William Peter Billy Elliott III, Ashley Marie Jorge, and Paige Mackenzie Elliott; and great- grandchildren, Hayes Elliott Maher, Ruby Christine Elliott and Hudson Robert Maher. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Billy; and her son, William Peter Pete Elliott Jr. Her family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Hill Country Care Facility for the loving care and kindness they showed her. A Christian Vigil will be held for at 5:30 p.m., with a gathering of Mrs. Elliott's family and friends to follow, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 12, 2016, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Funeral Home
Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 10, 2016
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