Marion passed away peacefully at the age of 87. The daughter of Charles B. Wincote and Vivian Wincote, Marion was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated from San Diego High School in 1941. An advocate for life-long learning, she continued her studies at San Diego State University, and later received an AA degree in Library Science and a BA in Art History from San Jose State University in 1978. During World War II she put her talents to work for her country as a draftsman for a San Diego aircraft manufacturer.
Marion was an accomplished athlete who excelled in badminton, tennis, horseback riding and sailing. As a highly creative and curious person, she loved to work in ceramics, textile crafts, jewelry, stained glass, and brass rubbing, but her greatest love was traveling the world and experiencing history in person. As an avid geneologist all her life, Marion compiled and published many detailed family histories, including an autobiography and other stories about her beloved grandfather, Admiral William H. Standley.
Marion was predeceased by her beloved child, Kent and brother, Standley B. Wincote. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Ray Wilson, her former husband, Dr. Hugh W. Elliott and her children, Vivian Wenger, Craig and Pam Elliott, Tracy and Edward Silva, and Kirk and Colleen Elliott. She will also be greatly missed by her cherished grandchildren Kayla Silva, Matthew Wenger, and Cole, Chase, and Craig Elliott.
A memorial service has been held on Saturday February 27, 2010 at Spangler’s Los Altos Chapel. 399 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos and was followed by a gathering of friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View, CA 94043.