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Robert E. (Rob) Elliott

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Robert (Rob) E. Elliott

Robert E. Elliott (Rob) passed away November 6, 2012 from serious heart complications. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Mae Elliott, two sisters, Susan Taylor, Paula Ladefoged, and brother, David Elliott, his three children Luke, Sara, and John Elliott and his beloved companion, Julie Killingsworth and her two daughters, Katie and Kristen.

Rob was born at a naval hospital in Massachusetts. Traveling with his military father and mother, he lived in Boston, Massachusetts, El Paso, Texas, Heidelberg, Germany, Ft. Bliss Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rob attended the University of Colorado where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, later residing in Washington for the remainder of his life. Rob also attended Seattle University where he received a Masters of Business Administration, graduating with honors.

Rob shared 28 years of his life with the Boeing Company where he worked on nearly every Boeing commercial program. His recent assignment was on a 737 redesigned for military operations for the United States Navy. During his travels for Boeing to many different countries, Rob was inspired to become more knowledgeable about the foreign cities to which he traveled and learn as much as he could about people and different cultures.

Much of his focus and happiness in life came from the family he raised with his former wife, Linda Elliott. He was a caring and devoted father, dedicating and enjoying countless hours with his kids. Over the years, they found great joy together camping in the family tent trailer, going to sporting events, and exploring the beauty of the PNW. Rob loved his kids so much, giving much of his spare time to them with Cub Scouts, 4H, baseball and basketball leagues, schoolwork and Thursday dinners with his daughter.

Rob loved life and people and was constantly smiling and gracious. He loved the challenge to correct problems of all sorts, and being in and near the water. His first love outside of the family was to be on his 37 ft Riviera, navigating the waters of Puget Sound, fishing, crabbing and boating with Julie and their family and friends.

Rob leaves many loved ones behind, but the impact of his life will remain. May he rest in peace with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Public visitation will be Wednesday, November 14th from 1-8PM at the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, located at 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, Washington, 98133.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, November 15th at 2PM at the Bethany Community Church located at 8023 Green Lake Dr North, Seattle, Washington, 98133. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

Memorials can be made in Rob's name to the MS Society, , The Seattle Community Children's Choir, or Bethany Community Church.
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012
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