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Betty Elliott

May 3, 2024 — May 9, 2024

Elizabeth (Betty) Elliott passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2024.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 23, 1933 to Leo Nickerson
and Edna Boettger Nickerson. After several years spent in Braintree, MA
and Denver, CO, the family moved to Greenville, MI where Betty graduated
from Greenville High School in 1951. When the family moved to New
Jersey, Betty attended Douglas College, Rutgers University, graduating
in1955.
Betty moved to Seattle, WA and was employed by Boeing Aircraft
Company in the pilotless aircraft division. On her return East in 1957 she
moved to the Adirondack Mountains and taught elementary art in Minerva
and Newcomb schools. It was here she acquired her life-long love of skiing.
Moving to Schenectady, N.Y, she worked for a short time for General
Electric in graphics before moving to teaching. One year was spent
teaching in Sembach, Germany with the American Military School there.
In 1983, she married Marion “Bud” Elliott in Schenectady. They had no
children. They built a home in Tetonia, ID in the hills overlooking the Teton
Range and moved there in 1991.
They enjoyed many hiking, boating and skiing activities together. Their
home-made pedal boat made many excursions (and mishaps) on the river
and in many surrounding areas. She was a founding member of the
Presbyterian Church in Driggs.
Betty was known for her spirit of adventure and love of the outdoors. She
inspired many to follow in her path.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband and parents. She is survived by
her two sisters, Shirley Magnier and Pamela (Robert) Johnson, and many
nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as great-great nieces
and nephews from around the country who remember her always
interesting, always creative gifts at Christmas time as well as her great
talent as an artist. Donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church, or
a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the Grand Teton
Funeral Home and Cremation in Driggs.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 7 th at 4:00 pm at St. Francis
of the Tetons in Alta, WY.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty Elliott, please visit our flower store.

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