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Marilyn (Caveney) Elliott

Northfield----Marilyn (Caveney) Elliott, 87, of Bean Hill Road, died at Mt. Ridge Heathcare Center in Franklin on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

Marilyn was born November 3, 1922 in Northfield, the daughter of Edwin & Nellie (Rand) Caveney. She grew up in Northfield and graduated from Tilton School. She worked at Scott & Williams during WWII.

In 1941, she married Robert Elliott. The couple went on to building summer rental cottages on Sondogardy Pond in the 1960s. In 1968, along with their children, built Highland Ski Area in Northfield and ran the ski area successfully until they sold the business in 1979. The Elliotts were very proud of the enjoyment they provided for not only the hundreds of out-of-state individuals and families, but the many local children who were extended reduced rates, making it affordable for so many of them to learn to ski and enjoy this outdoor recreation. Through their generosity, no local child was ever turned away from the opportunity to learn to ski whether they could afford it nor not.

Marilyn loved the outdoors and Nature. She lived life to the fullest and encouraged her children to do the same; whether it was swimming, boating, snow skiing, waterskiing, camping, hiking, gardening or bird watching. She had a great love and respect for animals and the environment and passed that passion on to her family.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Robert Elliott and his wife, Susan, of Fairplay, Colorado, Jeffrey Elliott and his wife, Janine, of Lancaster, N.H. and Diane Moreau and her husband, Philip, of Northfield; her grandchildren, Malinda and Duke Laflamme of Gilford, Scott and Jenn Elliott of Ossipee, Whitney Elliott of Denver, Colorado, Joshua Moreau, Chelsea Moreau, Andrea and Dan O’Leary and Jennifer Elliott all of Northfield and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her four older brothers, Robert, Edward, Richard and William Caveney and by a grandson, Greg Elliott, who died in 1997.

Per Marilyn’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the N.H. Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 in memory of Marilyn.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements.