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Vera Eliot - July 09, 2011


Vera Elizabeth (Legg) Eliot was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Holyoke to J.C. (Jack) and Harriett C. (Shafer) Legg. She died in Bellflower, Calif. July 9, 2011.

Vera attended Evergreen school east of Holyoke until the family moved to the Highland Center Community southeast of Haxtun in 1944. She continued her education at Highland Center and Haxtun High School.

In 1951, she moved to the Bellflower, Calif., area where she resided until her death.

In December of 1958, she married Harvey Eliot. To this union, two sons were born, Clark and Todd.

Vera was an Avon representative for several years. In 1985, she accepted employment with California State Lottery until her retirement in 2003.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Harriet Legg; brothers, Howard, John, Glen and Elmer; half-brother, Cecil Legg; half-sisters, Nadine (Legg) Grimsinger and Mary (Legg) Shafer.

Vera is survived by her sons, Clark and wife Dena of Cerritos, Calif. and Todd and wife, Rolena of Caldwell, Idaho; grandchildren, Trevor and Sean of Cerritos and Kyle, Patrick and Angela of Caldwell; sisters, Edna Keiser of Enders, Neb., Wilma Parsons of Berthoud and Elma Hinde of Otis, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services and inurnment were Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at the Haxtun Cemetery. Services were directed by Baucke Funeral Home of Holyoke.

In lieu of flowers, the Eliot family has requested memorials in Vera’s name be made to Hospice of the Plains, P.O. Box 365, Wray, CO 80758.