Caroline McHardy Elliot
GREENSBORO – Caroline Elliot, 61, died at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro on Thursday, May 3, 2007, of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. in Greensboro on Sunday, May 6, at New Garden Friends Meeting at 801 New Garden Road. Caroline was born July 1, 1945, in Charlotte to John Drew and Ann Mauldin Elliot. She graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned a BA from UNCG. She attended Columbia University in New York where she received her Physical Therapy degree. Caroline combined her physical therapy skills and commitment to peace and social justice through her work with the American Friends Service Committee in Africa and South Vietnam where she met David Bailey, her loving husband of 33 years. She moved with her family to Greensboro in 1979 where she worked in the Greensboro City School System for 25 years. She dedicated her career to helping disabled children and was a much loved member of the Gateway Education Center staff until her retirement last year. Caroline loved hiking, camping, gardening, and travel – including recent trips to Alaska, Ireland, Brazil and her return to Vietnam in 2002. She was active in Friendship Friends Meeting, continuing her life long commitment to social justice. She was a Girl Scout whose camp songs, outdoor skills and leadership she passed on to many girls in this area. She loved to spend time with her many friends and family, especially her two young grandsons, Robert and Luke. Caroline was a powerful person who empowered those around her. She accomplished much and helped many throughout a life that was cut way too short. She is survived by her husband, David Bailey; daughter, Jessica; her husband, Lyn Stimpson; and grandson, Robert of Helena, Mont.; son, Rob; his wife, Annaliese Zeiler; and grandson, Luke of Loveland, Colo.; mother, Ann Elliot of Charlotte; sister, JoAnn Davis of Winston Salem; brothers, John Elliot of Charlotte and Robert “Hoppy” Elliot of Winston Salem; godchildren, Deedee Nachman, Sheldon Currier, and Caroline Elliot; lifelong friend, Barbara Dowd; and so many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dear, dear friends who will miss her greatly. She was predeceased by her father, John Drew Elliot of Charlotte. A reception will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Friends Service Committee at www.afsc.org or the Nature Conservancy atwww.nature.org. Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family and condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com Published in the News Record on 5/5/2007. http://www.legacy.com/news-record/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=87760923