Carol Ann Elliot passed away January 13, 2019. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 91 years at 11:00 am on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.
Carol Ann was born on November 26, 1927 to the late Herbert and Thekla (Lehrkind) Brand in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in Edina, Minnesota. She spent 2 years in a Dietetic program at Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee, WI. She then completed her bachelor’s degree at the Univ. of Minnesota. Following her graduation, she worked as a Dietetic Intern at the Milwaukee County Institutions. After completion, she worked as a Dietitian at Swedish and Lutheran Deaconess Hospitals in Minneapolis. Carol Ann married Arthur Elliot on June 19, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. She continued to work at the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital until the birth of their first child, Elisa Louise, and then devoted herself to the care of the family. A second child Charles Lehrkind was born in 1960 before the family moved to Lubbock, TX. Cynthia Ann and Andrea Marie were born in Lubbock. She was wonderful in her love and care for Arthur and for her children. She made a home a HOME. She was a member of the Amer. Dietetic Assn., Alpha Xi Delta, The Texas Tech University Women’s Club, and the Lubbock Women’s Club. She enjoyed playing Bridge. She volunteered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thrift House for many years. She & the family enjoyed trips to various parts of the country and some tent camping. After the children had grown up, she and Arthur took great pleasure in world trips and those with our campers around the U.S. and Canada. She enjoyed gardening, especially tours of the yard when she often picked roses and other flowers. The home was rarely without flowers. Other favorites were orchids and African violets. She and Arthur McAuley Elliot celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this past year.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur McAuley Elliot; children, Elisa Elliot of Silver Spring, MD, Charles Elliot of Lubbock; Cynthia (Steve) VanLandingham of McKinney, and Andrea (Fabian Rios) Elliot of Lubbock; grandchildren, Elliot VanLandingham, Haven VanLandingham, Melissa Neeley, and Geywa Elliot, and a great-grandchild, Serena Neeley.