Betty Jean Allen Vannucci Elinoff
A Beloved Mother and Grandmother Has Passed
Betty Jean Allen Vannucci Ellinoff, 88 years old, passed away on December 5, 2020 of cardiac failure while she was in the care of her daughter Cynthia and family in Parker, Colorado.
Ms. Vannucci-Elinoff was born in Los Angeles, California on August 8, 1932 and was one of eight brothers and sisters. Her youngest surviving sister, Irene Wyrick resides in Sparks, Nevada.
She was a proud member of the Marine Corps and served from 1948-52, primarily in the Pentagon in Washington DC. Betty was an active member of the Lady Marine Sage Brush chapter in Las Vegas Nevada and did over 2500 hours of volunteer service for her fellow service members at the VA hospital in Las Vegas.
Betty had three children: Ron Vannucci (deceased) married to Naomi Melinda Vannucci, Cynthia Vannucci married to Peter Henkel, and George (Buddy) Vannucci Jr. (deceased). She has eight grandchildren: Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (Wife Olivia), Dominic Vannucci, Tony Vannucci (Wife Tamara), Nicklaus Vannucci, Michael Vannucci (Wife Janine), Petra Vannucci-Henkel, Christa Vannucci-Henkel, and Phillip Vannucci-Henkel. In addition, she had five great grandchildren: Kylie Vannucci, Valerie Vannucci, Aiden Vannucci, Raylon Vannucci, Devon Vannucci, Nicklaus Vannucci Jr., and Isabella Vannucci. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
One of Betty's many legacies will be her work on the Vannucci Family genealogy which has been truly valued by family members. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her many friends in Las Vegas. Especially, if there was a big pay out! Known as a feisty Gin Rummy player, Betty was known to make new rules as the game went along!! She will be missed.
Published in Colorado Community Media on Feb. 4, 2021.