Olive L. Elliot, CNA
ANDOVER -- Olive L. Elliot, CNA, 87, died on May 28, 2012 at the Rumford Hospital. She was a resident of Roxbury Pond Road in Andover.
Born in Byron on August 24, 1924, she was the fourth of 10 children born to Herbert and Myrtle (Easter) Lohnes. She left school at the age of 14 to work cleaning and cooking in her father’s lumber camps around Oquossoc and the Rangeley Lakes area.
She met the love of her life Elmer “Whitey” Elliot while she was housekeeping at Kennebago back in 1947, he was working as a Maine Guide. She always wished she could have finished high school, so in 1992 she got her wish and graduated from night school and got her diploma. She also got her nursing certificate and worked as a CNA at the Victorian Villa in Canton for many years. Later in life she would do private nursing in homes. She was a giving and generous person who always had a smile.
She loved her family and friends. Her grandchildren were always a favorite topic. She loved her pets, especially Ole Rottie Toots, her Collie Heidie and Miss Kitty and Gertrude her pet goose. She loved nature, brook fishing, canoeing, and going to camp. She played the piano and could sing and yodel like an angel. Her favorite book was the Bible and all of its teachings.
She was married in Rumford on Sept. 24, 1948 to Elmer M. “Whitey” Elliot, who died in Rumford on Feb. 14, 1977.
Survivors include a daughter, Eva Coolidge and husband, John of East Bethel; a son Matthew Elliot and fiancee, Linda Smith of Andover; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Shelley, John, Brandy, Betty, Tina, Jason and Larry; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lizzy Textor and husband, Walter, Jr. of Lewiston, Byrl Comstock and husband, Darrold of Mexico, and Flossie Rose and husband, Norbert of Mexico.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Betty Ann; sisters, Irene, Elsie, Jessie, Mary, Voghn; and a brother, Urban.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.