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past summer, Nancy Deputy, daughter of Dick Elliott, sent in a check to establish
a memorial fund in memory of her father who was involved with the White Mountain
National Forest and other forests in his lifetime. Details are as follows:
Richard Edwin Elliott, born July 17, 2020 in Boston Mass - died October 13,
1990. He married Emily Dennison Thompson from Bangor, ME. He went to high
school in Montreal, Quebec, prep school at Hebron Academy in Maine and was
a forestry major at the University of Maine, Class of 1933. When he was 18,
he worked as a lumberman in Canada before he went to college. He worked in
the White Mtns from 1933 to 1947. During that time he was in charge of the
CCC camps and worked for the Forest Service in other capacities. While in
NH, he lived in Laconia, Bethlehem, Gorham, Littleton, Plymouth, Franconia
and numerous other places.
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Nancy & Charlie Deputy
Al & Alison Risch
In 1947 he moved to Bridgewater, VA and worked as a forest ranger for the
George Washington National Forest. In 1967 he retired from being supervisor
there and started his own forestry business which he worked at for 20 years.
While retired he and Mrs. Elliott traveled all over the 50 states and around
the world. He was curator of the Lumberman's Museum in Patten, ME for 10
years. His family summered near Patten, at Shin Pond, for many years and
continue to do so. He married Emily in 1934 and they had four daughters.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
While he enjoyed living in Virginia, his great love was New England.