|Birth: ||May 19, 1925|
|Death: ||May 7, 2012|
East Feliciana Parish
Calvin Lee Elliott died Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson. He was born in Girard, OH on May 19, 1925 and was one of four siblings who preceded him in death, James M. Elliott, Richard E. Elliott and twin Charles W. Elliott.
He was raised in Boardman, OH and after graduation from Boardman High School he entered into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served this country as a 2nd Lt. Bombardier in both the B 17 and B 29 airplanes. In 1946 he settled in South California and worked for the California Institute of Technology and then Aerojet General Corp. After 8 years of night school he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1957. Among the scholastic societies of which he was a member he prized his membership in Phi Kappa Phi. He retired as Vice President of Contracts from Barnard and Burk, Inc. in the late 1980's.
He was twice married, first to Juanita M. Irvine Swickard who is deceased and then to Katherine Slocum Long. He is survived by two children of the first marriage, Sher Widess of El Cerrito, CA and her husband Jim, and their son, Andrew, and Grace Michele Noble, of El Cerrito, CA, and by his stepdaughter Tommie Lynn Munoz, her husband Arthur and their three children of Baton Rouge, LA. He is also survived by his sweetheart and long time companion, Carole Cross.
Cal became a Mason in 1960 in Pasadena Lodge #272, Pasadena, CA and served as Worshipful Master in 1967. He became a dual member of St. James Lodge #47 in the 1980's and served as Worshipful Master in 1990 and again in 1999. He was a member of Pasadena Scottish Rite and Baton Rouge Scottish Rite. He took parts in most of the degrees in California and Baton Rouge. He was a 33rd degree with life membership in both the "Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite." He was a member of the Acacia Shrine and former member of the Eastern Star, Jesters, and the York Rite National Sojourners. He served the Grand Lodge of LA as Grand Junior Warden and Grand Senior Warden before resigning.
Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., until a Masonic memorial service. No flowers are desired, any contribution may be made to the Learning Center of the Baton Rouge Scottish Rite and would be very much appreciated as he supported that Charity to the extent possible.
Obituary published in The Advocate on May 10, 2012.
WORLD WAR II
Port Hudson National Cemetery
East Baton Rouge Parish
Plot: SECTION G SITE 520
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Apr 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107878813