Military graveside for Lois Trula Kunkel Elliott will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday October 15, 2015 at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Lois left this mortal life on October 9, 2015 to join her family members and many dear friends on the other side of the veil.
She was born Lois Trula Kunkel on February 9, 1924 to Paul Clifford and Ruth Walton Kunkel of Crescent City, California. She grew up in southern Oregon where she played in the woods and fields.
After graduation she joined the Marine Corps and served her country with honor.
Later she married Gordon Elliott and moved to Mesa, Arizona where they raised three children. Lois was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Paul Kunkel.
She leaves behind her three children; Mark Kunkel Elliott of Phoenix, Arizona, Katherine and Mike Ettredge of Lawrence, Kansas and Margaret and Matt McReynolds of Aloha, Oregon. Eleven grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren will miss her happy smile and love of life. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.