Memorial service planned July 23 for Alice M. Elliott, 1923-2024

Family and friends will gather July 23 to remember Alice Elliott, and are sharing this remembrance with her community now:

Alice Marie Elliott
11-22-1923 to 6-14-2024

Washington State lost one of its Centenarians with the passing of Alice Marie Elliott of West Seattle on June 14, 2024.

Alice was born on November 22, 1923 to Fredrick and Agnes Grauvogl in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. She celebrated her 100th birthday this past November. Alice delighted in receiving personalized 100th birthday congratulation letters from U.S. President Joe Biden, WA Governor Jay Inslee, and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.

After high-school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Wisconsin and Madison Business College. She returned to her hometown and worked eight years at the State Bank of Cazenovia.

She met Dennis Elliott in her tiny hometown. Romance blossomed, in spite of Dennis serving in World War II and moving to Seattle. In May 1954, Alice followed Dennis, and they married July 2, 1954. Sadly, Dennis passed away unexpectedly in 1975. Alice never remarried.

Alice’s banking career spanned 42 years, including 31 with Washington Mutual Bank in Seattle, starting as a teller and promoted to head auditor in 1974. She retired in 1985.

Alice enjoyed traveling with Dennis and good friends, exploring the U.S. and traveling internationally from 1970-97, including Germany to learn about her Family heritage. She liked cruises, beaches, music, and sports.

In 1996, Alice made the trip of a lifetime from NY City aboard the Concorde SuperSonic jet to Paris, returning via the Chunnel to London to board the Queen Elizabeth II luxury ship. A thrill, seeing the Statue of Liberty off the QEII deck at the end of the Transatlantic cruise.

Honestly, Alice’s front-window Seattle downtown waterfront view from her Alki condo inspired her independent living until November 2023.

She cheered Mariners, especially Ken Griffey, Jr.; Seahawks and Sonics. She was a proud 12. She visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Alice loved Hummel figurines, strawberries, mochas, Ivar’s crab cakes, chocolate martinis, denim jackets, Fifth Avenue Theatre, her Pomeranian dog “Ginger,” and hairdresser Missy. She volunteered at Mount Saint Vincent 20 years.

Alice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, parents, brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Joyce Grauvogl of Wisconsin.

Survivors include Goddaughter Dee (Joe) Strecker of Bellevue, nephew Steve (Polly) Elliott of West Seattle, longtime friend and Guardian Carol (Bruce) Hedrick of Lynnwood, her condo association Family, and many friends in Seattle and Wisconsin.

Funeral Services will be July 23, 2024 @ 11:30 a.m. at Providence Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, third floor, 4831 35th Ave. SW. Private inurnment at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. Emmick Family Funeral and Cremation Services is entrusted with cremation.

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5 Replies to "Memorial service planned July 23 for Alice M. Elliott, 1923-2024"

  • Missy Wheat June 25, 2024 (12:43 pm)

    I had the pleasure of doing Alice’s hair for 32years. She was like a mother to me in so many ways. We had great times outside the salon. We met up for spring training in Az for the Mariner’s many times, went to Sonic games and she came to my house for many of our Super Bowl parties. She came to Vegas to celebrate my 40th Birthday and my husband John and my many anniversaries. When Alice stopped driving my husband would pick her up and always had her hot chocolate ready for her to get her done every week, on the way home they always stopped at Starbucks for her almond croissant. I was able to do her hair one last time days before she passed. I will always cherish our time together and will miss her dearly. Until we meet again Alice. Love Missy and John  

    • Lola June 26, 2024 (6:03 am)

      Missy what  lovely memmories you and your husband have of Alice.  She will be fondly remembered at the many family gatherings we were at with her.  She sounds like she would have been a hoot to have gone to the games with her.  Sorry for your loss at such a wonderful friendship.

  • Lola June 25, 2024 (12:57 pm)

    Very sorry to hear this.  My husband and I would see her a while back at Meal Makers all the time.  She is my Nieces Great Aunt.  She was a beautiful lady.  Will be missed.  Sheri & Charlie

  • Carol June 25, 2024 (7:42 pm)

    Alice was my friend and my rock . When I needed her she was there.In the end times of her life I hope I was her rock .We had many good times together at Ocean Shores to celebrate my birthday many years . We both loved the Theater were we saw many shows but of course her Favorite was Andy Williams .We got to see him in Branson at the Moon River theater.They asked for questions from the audience and Alice was lucky enough  to ask a question. So Andy ask her to stand and he answered her directly from the stage . I’m sure it was one of her top memories.I will miss her greatly. I toast a martini to you elegant  lady.Carol 

    • Lola June 26, 2024 (7:17 am)

      Carol,  such sweet memories you two have shared.  Sounds like a wonderful friendship you had with her.  So glad she had a traveling companion to do fun stuff with.  Sorry for your loss.

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