|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1941|
|Death: ||May 31, 2010|
PORTLAND -- Kaye Learned Elliott, 69, of Rumford Center, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a long and courageous battle with lung disease. She was born in Rumford on Jan. 12, 1941, the daughter of Howard A. and Kathryn G. (Walker) Learned. Kaye was educated in Rumford schools and was a graduate of Stephens High School Class of 1959, and served on the Class Reunion Committee since graduation. She then attended Boston University for one year and received an associate's degree from Westbrook Junior College in 1961.
Kaye married Jim Elliott on Feb. 25, 1961, and together they celebrated 41 years of marriage and raised three children. She worked for a few years at Oxford Paper Co., and then took off several years to raise her family. Kaye then returned to the work force as a Teacher's Assistant at Meroby Elementary School in Mexico, until her retirement in 2003. She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. She enjoyed card making for the holidays and special events for family and friends.
Many family gatherings and holidays were spent at her home or camp. She thrived on the love and laughter and was always looking forward to the next special occasion. Kaye loved vacationing with Jim along the Maine coast, especially the Belfast region, and they continued this tradition with their family. Surviving are a son, James R. Elliott Jr. and wife Beth of Scarborough, two daughters, Angela J. Coulombe and husband Christian of Winn, and Marny E. Witas and husband Earl Jr. of Scarborough; a sister, Gayle L. Bean and husband Harry of Bryant Pond; five grandchildren, Aaron Coulombe, Corey Coulombe, Katherine Elliott, Samuel Elliott, and Andrew Witas; many nieces, nephews; great-nieces, great-nephews; and loving extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband James R. Elliott Sr.; and a sister, Mary L. Gallant. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010, at SG Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will be in East Ellis Cemetery at a later date. You are invited to share your, thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Elliott family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford. 364-4366 www.dignitymemorial.com.If so desired contributions in Kaye's memory may be made to:The American Lung Association
122 State St.Augusta, Maine 04330Kaye Learned Elliott
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 3, 2010
East Ellis Cemetery
Created by: Margaret Norton
Record added: Jun 03, 2010
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