Pat Anthony Elton
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Pat Anthony Elton
  • November 26, 1930 - August 4, 2017
  • California

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Pat Elton, 86, of Modesto, passed into the presence of his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a loving, devoted and faithful Husband, Father and Friend. He started off in this life born in Lake Williams, North Dakota to Anton and Jessie Elton. After graduating from Robinson High School, ND he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of Staff Seargent. After his Honarable Discharge he started a career in the airline service industry. This is when he met and married his wife Sandra Nee Ellis and were married in 1956 in Southern California. Following his career path becoming a professional Air Traffic Controller with the FAA. His service allowed him and Sandy to live in various cities in the west, grow a family and settled in Modesto, where he retired from the FAA in 1987.

In retirement he spent many years vactioning on the California coast, fishing and camping in the Sierra's and woodworking, fabricating and painting seasonal themed garden art. He enjoyed sailing on local lakes and enjoyed supporting the Modesto A's and Modesto Nuts baseball league as a season ticket holder. He was member of many organizations, including the American Legion, NARFE and the AARP. In later years he attended the Calvary Lutheran Church with Sandy.

He leaves behind his wife Sandy of nearly 61 years, sons Doug (Betty) of Springfield, OR, Craig (Melissa) of La Grange, CA, a Grandson Sean of Idaho, and two Nieces, Karen(Steve) of Cape Mears, OR, and Dianne (Lynn) of Riverside, CA, He also leaves a loving extended family. He is predeceased by a son, Scott, and his older brother Kirby.

We thank him for his service and his loving and careing life. He will be missed dearly until we all meet again.
A Graveside service will be on Friday August 11, 2017 at 10am Funeral arangements are made by Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
In leui of flowers, please make a donation to your faviorite charity, to Hospice or the Calvary Luthern Church of Modesto