John G. Elliott

Profile Updated: September 25, 2014
Residing In: Lakewood, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Lynn Elizabeth Skinner Elliott
Occupation: Research Hydrologist, US Geol Survey (retired)
Children: Rescued dog "Iris", husky-lab mix, born 2011.

The lure of the mountains pulled me to Colorado in 1974 after graduating from the University of Missouri. I spent a few years climbing and skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park and met the girl who has been my wife of 33 years working in an outdoor shop.
Good fortune and a few unanticipated events led me from Colorado State University to a career as a hydrologist working for the U.S Geological Survey in Denver. For 33 years, I got my feet wet doing research in mountain streams and canyon rivers throughout Colorado and the West.
One of the most enjoyable things I did as a USGS scientist was to act as a liason between researchers and the public, and to be a mentor to young scientists; not the sort of thing I imagined as a painfully shy High School kid.
I still love to bicycle and ski. Each winter I volunteer as a cross-country ski guide for blind skiers -- a tremendously rewarding experience for me and an activity that's taken me from Colorado to Utah, Michigan and Alaska.
Photo updates? None. Just add a few more crows feet and some more grey hairs to the photos below.

School Story:

.... Betty Burt's 5th Grade at McKinley.
Smallest safety (or any position) on the West Junior 8th grade football team (end of my football dreams).
Lost in an ocean of Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors at AHS.
Rescued by Cross Country and Track (Thanks Jim Wigger).
Headed West ....

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Posted on: May 01, 2018 at 6:42 PM

Happy Birthday "O". Hope you are takin' it easy and hurdling all obstacles in your path. Be well and keep moving forward. John E

Mar 29, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Hi Steph -- Happy Birthday!
I hope the coming year brings you and Doug great happiness, good health, and a few memorable adventures.
See you again sometime...
-- Johnny

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Posted on: Sep 25, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I visited the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall when it was in Estes Park, Colorado, in September 2014.  I found Steve's name among the many thousands and offer this photo for his friends and family.  I will remember him.  My gratitude to all of you who served.  -- John Elliott

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Jun 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Happy Birthday Renee!! --
I was in Godfrey last week and my Mom dug out some old group photos from McKinley School: Miss Dunlop's, Betty Burt's, and Lillian Hussong's classes. Wow, we sure looked innocent... I'll send them along once I get them scanned (before the September reunion, I hope).
Be well -- Johnny Elliott (from Colorado 30 June 2014)

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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Lynn Skinner and John Elliott,
married since 1981.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
My roots are in the Midwest.
Thankfully, not in Chicago.