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William (Bill) George Elliott

January 20, 1936 - April 29, 2021

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June 05, 2021 10:00 A.M.

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

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William (Bill) George Elliott

January 20, 1936 - April 29, 2021

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Bill passed away on April 29, 2021 at Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, AZ.

Bill was born January 20, 1936 at St John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND to Albert & Lorraine (Diemert) Elliott. He was the first born of eleven children. The family lived in Georgia for a few years, while Albert was in the service. They moved back to ND where Bill graduated in 1954 from Galesburg High School. Following High School, he attended NDSU for a year before joining the army in 1955, serving in the Honor Guard Company and as a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. He returned to NDSU, graduating in 1961. On November 24, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart Evelyn Amb.

Bill taught High School Vocational Agriculture and Science in Bowman, ND, before pursuing a master’s degree at University of Nevada in Reno. He worked as a Feed Rep at O&M in Carrington, ND and ran the printing press at Fargo Rubber Stamp. His passion was over the road trucking which gave him autonomy and adventure for over 40 years.

Many people talk about his stellar card playing which was his pastime in retirement. Bridge was his favorite game and if you could play, he instantly made you a lifelong friend. The grandkids loved playing cards with “Papa Bill” and enjoyed his crazy but true stories. He also was an avid reader, one book a day was not unusual.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; children, Linda (David) Bird, Blue Springs, MO, Lora (Tim Hicks) Karaim, Lees Summit, MO, Darin (Christie) Elliott, Fargo, ND; grandchildren Vashti (Jared) Kern, Tara Karaim (friend Matt Medley), Savanna (Jake) Scarbo, Alex Elliott (friend Allie Cahoy), Cheyenne Bird (fiancé Tanner Richardson), Branson Elliott; great grandson, Jacob David Scarbo (born 4/22/21); siblings, Albert (Betty) Elliott Jr., Mike (Patty) Elliott, Pat (Mary Ellen) Elliott, Jenice (Larry) Boulger, Robert (Carol) Elliott, George (Mary) Elliott; In-laws, Terry Elliott, Mike Kozojed, Inez (Leon) Nelson, Delores (Roger Barnard) Ludwig, Janice Larson (friend Max Hatch), numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jerald (Mary Kay) Elliott, Mary (Thom) Daniels, Don Elliott, Margaret Kozojed; in-laws, Albert and Ida Amb, Clinton Amb, Glenn Larson.

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7 responses to “William (Bill) George Elliott”

  1. Bryan and Shannon Cole says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darin, Christy and family during this difficult time.
    All our love,
    Bryan & Shannon Cole and family

  2. Lisa is says:

    So sorry for your loss. Many prayers and blessings to you all. May the good lord help you find the strength to get through this difficult time.

  3. Dennis Peterson says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you all!

  4. Kim Chandler says:

    Evelyn and All,
    My deepest sympathies on your loss. It is heart breaking, but know he is safely in our Lord’s arms pain free and breathing fine. Praying for Peace and Comfort for you all.

  5. Marilyn Elliott says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Evelyn. I think of some great memories when I think of Bill, I was lucky enough to have him as a partner a few times playing whist, he would let you know when you made a mistake & he always knew everyone’s cards. Great guy.

  6. Sharon Tester says:

    Letter to Bill….thank you for always being thoughtful asking about my family and grandchildren.Thanks for being a second dad to my Christie❣️ The best time spending with you was in Phoenix this past February. Your mind was amazing! you could read, join in conversation and tuned in on a pinochle game. I loved how you and Evelyn Yin and Yang! Your bridge competitive against Evelyn And keeping journal score! Wonder how many times you let your sweetheart win😉.
    Inside family funny from Bill; One time when I was playing basketball……. Remember Lori, Tim, Evelyn, Darin and Christie? we laughed so hard. still makes me smile.
    Watch over your loves ones from above and say ‘hello’ to my sweetie, Micheal and wish him A Happy Heavenly Birthday Day! Drive that big Rig across the sky!! RIP💔❣️💔

  7. Keith Hicks and Joanne says:

    Bill and Evelyn have been more than in-laws to us and you we are so glad we got to spend such great times with you both in missouri and arizona. Thank you for sharing Lora with us. We love her and your whole family. We will miss you ,Bill.

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