Robert Aaron Elliott was born in Eureka on June 20, 1937. He died in Eureka on August 29, 2021. He was 84 years old.

My dad was a wonderful man. He worked hard his entire life to provide for his family. He spent some of his childhood in Arkansas, but lived most of his life in Humboldt. He was tough when he needed to be, yet incredibly kind, and always mischievous. He always had a smile.

He worked as a front end loader operator for the Carlotta Lumber Company for 30 years before retiring. But he didn’t stop there. Even after retiring, he spent a few more years working as a ticket agent for Greyhound bus lines in Fortuna. He also helped his neighbor work on his semi and haul hay. He never was very good at sitting still. Once he had to start slowing down, he started doing crossword puzzles to pass the time, though he could still be found working in the garden from time to time.

He was preceded in death by his mother (Bernice Holt), his father (Claude Elliott), his sister (Lois), and his grandson (Steven).

He is survived by his loving wife Peggy Elliott, his children; Robert Elliott of Ukiah, Beth Zeko and husband Steve of St. Helens, Oregon, David Elliott and wife Vicki of Fallon, Nevada, Laurel Jones and husband Doug of Colorado, Geoff Elliott of Clearlake,  California, Brandi Davis of Rio Dell, and me, Sherri Weatherford and husband Kenneth of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Josh, Tony, Aaron Zeko, Gary, Melanie, Katie, Ashley, Megan, Acacia, Anjelica, William, Raymond, Jesse, and Aaron Weatherford as well as numerous great-grandchildren, sisters Mary Andrews and husband Jim, and Jenette Braden, brother Donny and wife Reba.

He was so well loved and will be missed by everyone who’s lives he touched. May you finally rest in peace daddy. We love you so much. Please continue to watch over us until we can see you again.


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