Rachael M. Elliott
Rachael M. Elliott passed away March 14, 2013. She was the loving mother to Carolyn J. Love of Palo Alto and Sharon S. O'Grady of Glendale & Paso Robles, sister of Wayne Castro of Gilroy, grandmother to seven, Kimberly Burguillos, Kathleen O'Grady de Maawad, David Love, Maureen Nix, Gregory Love, Patrick B. O'Grady and Casey W. O'Grady and great grandmother to 12.
She was a native Californian and lived in Salinas most of her life. Her first husband was Harold H. Zook, father of her two children and Merton Elliott her second husband who she knew for years when his wife and Harold worked at PG&E. Both men served in WWII. Her family was very important to her. She loved to hold all the babies and babysat whenever she was needed! Gardening was her main hobby and she enjoyed watching Soap Opera's on TV. She loved to embroidery, paint on cloth, bake goodies for everyone and cooked delicious food. She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of the Republican Party. Her last few years were spent at Emeritus Senior Living in the Memory Care unit. We will miss her but she is with GOD and her 2 husband's, mother & father and five of her brothers and sisters.
Her favorite donations were to St. Jude's Children Hospital, American Legion, & Wounded Warriors Project.
Graveside Services will be 10:30a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road, Hollister, CA 95023.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Hillcrest Road, Hollister, CA. 95023.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com