Lela Marie Elliott (Simpson), 92, of Loveland, CO passed away October 12, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society, Loveland Village. She was born in Howard County Cotesfield, NE on September 15, 1926 to Harley Simpson and Anna Henke. Lela married Francis Edward Elliott on January 23, 1944 in Casper, WY. They moved to Loveland, CO from Thomasville, NC in 1968.
Lela had a career as a secretary as well as in health and business. She attended The University Santa Cruz California and earned her certification in advanced alcohol and drug training. She was passionate about her years spent helping others fight addiction.
Her hobbies included singing and sewing. Her life was centered on her faith, family, friends and music.
Lela was preceded in death by her son David Elliott and her spouse Francis Elliott. She is survived by her daughter Terri Hensley; her two sons Ron Elliott and Frank Elliott; as well as her grandchildren Angela Diaz, Amy Elliott, Charlie Elliott, Nicole Smith-Garwood, Kellie Smith, Sandy Hogins, Carrie Bacon and Holly Elliott.
There will be a celebration of Lela’s life on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship church in Loveland, CO at 5:00 P.M.