Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2008
James C. Elliott, 90
James C. Elliott, 90, of Rochester, died on Nov. 30, 2008 at his home in Rochester.
James Carman Elliott, 90, was born Oct. 25, 1918 in Newcastle, Wyo. Raised on a ranch in Weston County, Wyo., he entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Nashville. He was honorably discharged at the conclusion of World War II. He returned to his job at Red Owl in Newcastle. He worked with that grocery retailing chain for 32 years at various locations in Western and Midwestern states. He married Norene Anderson in 1961 in Austin. Following his move to Rochester, and after his years with Red Owl, he purchased some gas stations and other income property, including the Maxwell Guest House for more than 20 years. He continued to own income property to the present day. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester.
Elliott is survived by his wife, Norene, Rochester; four sons, Gordon (Beverly) Elliott, Pittsburgh, Kan., Tod Elliott, Portland, Ore., Chad Elliott, Minneiska, Minn., David (Lisa) Elliott, Rochester; two daughters, Jeanne Lyons, Eugene, Ore., Paula Elliott, New York City, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Balew; brother, Don Elliott.
He was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Rochester Chapel. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Funeral services for James Elliott will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester. The Reverend Michael Wheeler will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.