John was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on September 17, 1949 and died of natural causes at his Boise home on May 23, 2016. His parents John and Alice Elliott, sister Joan Pond and niece Dr. Jodean Elliott-Blakeslee preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Jeanne Elliott, a nephew Bob and two nieces Chris and Kathleen and brother-in-law Robert Pond.
John graduated from Filer High School and Boise State University and was selected for the BSU Alumni Hall of Fame. While at Boise State, he was Editor of the Arbiter and earned his BA in Theatre Arts. Theatre was a passion for John. He appeared at the Subal Theatre, with the Shakespeare Festival and as Alfie in My Fair Lady in the inauguration of the Morrison Center. John had a special affinity for Boise Little Theater where he acted, directed and served as president. He also produced plays including Amadeus and his one-man show, Bully and appeared in the movie, Bronco Billy.
John loved Boise. He was an Idaho Statesman Distinguished Citizen, recipient of the Mayor’s Award for the Arts and used his talents to raise money for many community causes.
He appreciated beauty in design and loved studying the history of everything and was known for his retail shops including Elliott’s Downtown. In recent years, John gained an appreciation for coins, particularly ancient coins, from his friends at Rose Hill Coins.
Please join his family to celebrate John’s life on Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Boise Little Theater, 100 East Fort St, Boise 83712. In lieu of flowers, John’s family requests donations be made to the Boise Little Theater.
1949 - 2016