Frances Ilene Elliott a long time resident of Longmont passed away at the age of 74 The daughter of Harmie and Virginia Saathoff born 4/26/1938 in Macon, Nebraska passed quietly on 7/8/2012 at her residence in Longmont, Co after losing her battle with Cancer. Frances and family moved to Dalton, Nebraska where her dad opened up a small café and she attended and graduate from Dalton High while working part time in her father's café.
Frances is survived by her husband of 23 years Lyle Elliott. A Son Keith Martin and wife Gena of Loveland. A Daughter Theresa Dirkes and Husband Doug o f Loveland and their two children Paul Dirkes and Lindsey Dirkes of Johnstown all was present when she passed.
Frances worked a myriad of jobs through the years. She worked as a Telephone operator, waitress, later decided Longmont was home, she moved to Colorado in 1968. She went to work with Red Dale Coach Company till their closing and Mallard Coaches and then Mountain View Cemetery where she retired in the early 90s.
Frances loved life and always a good party and was a well known social butterfly, there was not too many people from the old days she did not know or recognize and always willing to rekindle old relationships and develop new ones.
She loved to go dancing and was regular on the dance floor of many of the local clubs, Moose, VFW, Elks Etc. Later in her life she developed a sense of adventure and found a love of traveling on the back of a Honda Goldwing to every state in the union, even though the trips were crippling for her do because of previous childhood conditions. Frances and husband, traveled to England Scotland and Ireland during their last trip. Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, and Alaska were a few of her favorites.
Visitation will be from 830am to 9:30am on Saturday 7/14/2012 at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home with services at 10:am for family and friends. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.
The family is asking that donations in Frances name be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield County at 2594 Trailridge Dr E, Lafayette, Co 80026 instead of flowers.