Alan Lee Elliott, 67, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Alan was born Jan. 25, 1947, to Bill Roy Elliott and Reta (Coons) Byrd in Yakima, Wash.
Alan received his elementary education in the Hood River Valley and graduated from Wy’east High School in 1965. Upon graduation from high school, Alan entered the U.S. Army and served our country for three years, with most of that time being stationed in Vietnam.
Upon Alan’s return to the states, he was employed for a short time at the Hood River Police Department and at Les Schwab’s. More recently Alan was employed at the Port of Hood River, working in the toll booth. He truly enjoyed his employment there, getting to meet all walks of life and developed many friendships. Alan also remained active in the American Legion.
Alan is survived by his mother, Reta Byrd, of Hood River; son Richard (Brenda) Elliott, of Tigard, Ore.; daughter Diana Olshove, of Mosier, Ore.; brothers Roy (Cleta) Elliott, of Hood River, and Grant (Dee) Elliott, of Yuma, Ariz.; sisters Betty (Randy) Luther, of Flagstaff, Ariz., Sharon (Smokey) Mainwaring, of Waldport, Ore., and Susan (Mike) Faulkender, of Mount Hood, Ore.; and grandchildren Michael and Salinda Olshove, of Mosier, and Abbigale Elliott, of Tigard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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