We have said our goodbyes to our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Aunt. Jeannine (Miller) Elletson, went home to be with God, her husband and family members on September 16, 2020. She was surrounded by the love of her family as she passed of natural causes.
She was born in Sidney Mt. Jan 19, 1931 to Senn and Dorothy (Adamson) Miller.
In her younger years, dancing was her passion. She told us stories of her and her sister, Maxine, sneaking out of the house to go dancing. Her favorite song to dance to was “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller. All she wanted to do is dance. The “Triangle” was her go to. The owner never called her Jeannine, he called her “jitterbug”!
Mom married our Dad, Glenn Elletson of Fairview, August 28, 1948 in Glendive MT. They moved to Havre in 1951. where Dad landed a job with the Great Northern Railroad. Then they moved to Glasgow in 1955 as he continued on with the Great northern Railroad.
Mom worked many jobs in Glasgow after we were all enrolled in school. She worked at Great Plains Lumber, Cablevision, and the Tastee Freeze. They ventured into RV sales, opening Elletson’s Trailer Sales in 1972. She then opened Gramma’s House of Beauty. Her other past times were bowling, cake decorating, table making with very rare woods, many crafts and following the Kids, Grandkids, and Great Grandkids in their sports and performing arts programs.
Dad was seriously hurt in March of 1970, so he spent many years in and out of hospitals, clinics and rehab centers in Billings, Thermopolis WY and Minneapolis. She went where he went, never leaving his side.
They decided to become snowbirds around 1979. They traveled back and forth from Arizona to Montana for a few years then decided to buy a home in Kingman, AZ. They lived there until 1991 when they decided to move to Billings to be closer to family and Doctors for Dad. Dad passed in June of 2001. Mom stayed in Billings until February 2020. She was 89 when she moved to Glasgow to be near her family.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Senn and Dorothy (Adamson) Miller, her husband of 53 years, Glenn Elletson, a son, Baby Boy Elletson, and daughter, LaDonna Jean Elletson, twin Granddaughters, Krysta Jeannine Bates and Kimberly Jessica (Bates) Wilson, her brothers, Kenneth and Harold Miller and her sister, Maxine (Miller) Gannon. She is the last of all the aunts and uncles from each side of the family.
She is survived by her children, Don (Judy) Elletson, Deb Elletson (RJ), Donna (Gary) Dascher and Patty Schedel.
Grandchildren, DJ Elletson (Hannah), Randy Elletson, John (Kenzie) Kalinski, Jeff (Cami) Kalinski, Marcie (Travis) Kittleson, Mitch Young (Stormy), Meagan Wersal, Dan Wilson, all of Glasgow MT. Travis Hayes of Edgewood WA, Josh (Kayla) Dascher of Rochester MN, Jeanelle Dascher of Las Vegas
Great Grands, Audrey Elletson, Kobe and Keevan Sibley, Kadia and Kerrick Kalinski, Easton and Hattie Kalinski, Tasha and Carson Young, Elle and Brantley Dascher, Nathan and Abby Dascher, Kelbi and Asher Wersal, Hunter and Jack Wilson,
Graveside services will be held at a later date.