George Elliott

George Elliott of Clarkston, Wash., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Clarkston Care Center. He was 90.

He was born Jan. 4, 1913, the ninth of 15 children, to Eutopia and Nellie Elliott in Nevada, Mo.

He married Viola Mae Pettigrew in November 1932.

Mr. Elliott was a town marshal in Rifle, and was elected Garfield County sheriff in 1950. He served for one term, until 1955. He also served as the chief of police in Cortez and Greeley.

He moved to Clarkston in 1976. After retirement, he worked as a janitor at the Asotin County Library.

He was preceded in death by his wife; by 12 brothers and sisters; by a son; by two grandsons and by one great-great-grandson.

Mr. Elliott is survived by daughters Pearl Elliott of Clarkston, and Marjorie Lyons of Silt; by a stepdaughter, Chrystine Dix of Rifle; by a brother, Joe Elliott of Billings, Mont.; by a sister, Ruth Elliott of Salem, Ore.; and by 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asotin County Gerontology or to the Pautler Center in Clarkston.

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