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James Euel "Jim" Elliott


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James Euel "Jim" Elliott Obituary
James "Jim" Euel Elliott
June 22, 1925 ~ June 21, 2014
You haven't lived until you've lived with a sheepherder, or a wool-buyer!
James "Jim" Euel Elliott passed away June 21st, 2014, one day away from his 89th birthday. He was born June 22, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is preceded in death by his parents Audra and R.C. Elliott, as well as his brother Robert West Elliott.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Perna Elliott, his children James Elliott (Victoria), Ginda Jones (Hoot) and Anne Palmer. He has seven grandchildren: Michael (Bridget), Jody (Kate), Derek (Kara), Alex, Courtney (Jeff), Leslie (Ryan) and Bailey. He enjoyed skiing, fishing, teasing, and barbecuing for his grandchildren, "The Rugrats." His 12 great-grandchildren (Grand-Rugrats): Aiden, Ethan, Samuel, Damon, Andru, Calie, Liam, Luke, Hanah, Jase, Maya and Elliott affectionately called him "Old Poop." He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1938, attended Westminster College from 1941-1943, served in the Marine Corps from 1943-1945 and married Perna Joplin in 1946. He loved his years as a Scout Leader of Troop 34 from 1957-1967. Jim co-owned RC Elliott Wool with his brother Bob in Salt Lake from 1946 - 2010. His career in the wool industry took him, his faithful dogs and after her retirement, his wife Perna, all over the backroads of the rural West. He was honored in his field numerous times, but was most proud of receiving the American Sheep Industry's, "American Wool Excellence Award." Jim had an undying love for his family, his country, the wool industry, skiing, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being with his brother Bob's family and his own at the cabin they built together in Brighton, Utah.
"Grampy" will be missed by all who knew him, especially his family. We know his dogs are all very happy to see him again.
Services will be held at 10 AM Monday, June 30th at The First Presbyterian Church at 12 "C" Street (South Temple) in Salt Lake City, 84103. A graveside memorial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, 84102. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to The First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, 84103 Casual "sheepherder" attire requested since he never liked suits.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 25 to June 29, 2014
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