- 33 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 28, 1982
- Date of passing: Aug 7, 2016
|Let the memory of Elliott be with us forever|
Elliott Scott Keith of Denver, beloved husband, son, brother, friend and uncle, passed away from a recent serious illness on August 7, 2016 at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, CO. Elliott was a highly respected software architect for Ball Corporation, where his skills in programming and problem-solving granted enormous savings and smoother operations over 14 years of employment. He was also extremely well liked by his co-workers for generously and gently teaching his techniques without regard for personal gain.
Elliott also had a wide circle of friends who will greatly miss him. His selfless and helpful nature left a permanent impression on all close to him. He enjoyed traveling with throughout the country and world with his wife and friends. His sense of humor was unique, one time hacking into a neighbor's unsecured computer network to send to their printer a friendly harmless notice to start using password protection!
Elliott was born in Memphis, Tenn. on October 28, 1982, but spent most of his childhood in Marietta, GA, graduating from Sprayberry High School in 2001. He briefly attended Southern Polytechnic State University studying computer science. Ball Corporation hired him in 2002 as a part-time laboratory assistant in the Plastics Division. His talents were quickly recognized, and soon after, he was offered a full-time engineering position to move with the division to headquarters in Broomfield, CO.
In October 2008, he married his high school sweetheart Brandi (née Robinson), now of Denver, CO, who survives him. He is also survived by his father Huston Keith of Marietta, GA; mother Nancy (née Teal) Waskiewicz of Marietta, GA; sisters Emily (née Keith) Krix of Doraville, GA, Melody Keith of Los Angeles, CA, and Candy (née Choat) Dankenbrink of Douglasville, GA. Extended surviving family include aunts Susan Keith Gray and Jeani Cobb; uncle George Teal; nieces Lorelei and Cadence and nephew AJ Dankenbrink; and cousins Jacquie Jones, Michael Bourg, and Melissa Brynildsen.
A Celebration of Life was held on August 10th at the Montclair Civic Center. Even in death, Elliott continues his generous help of others by having donated his remains to medical science.
Donations in his memory may be made to the
American Transplant Foundation, 600 17th Street, Suite 2515 South, Denver, CO 80202 firstname.lastname@example.org https://atf.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.general
"Huston and family, we continue to think of you and pray for you. What precious memories you have of Elliot, I wish I had gotten to meet him in this life but I feel like I know him now through all the stories. I especially love the stories of him as a little boy!"
"I am shocked by this news. Elliott was a good friend of mine in high school. He was the first person I played music with and he helped me build my first computer, I think he may also have been the first person to show me how to fish in the creek behind his house. I only have great memories of Elliott. So sorry for your loss."
"One memory I have of Elliot is at my baby shower. He gently asked if he could touch my baby belly and of course I said yes. He was super sweet and kind. Always very welcoming. Your soul is greatly missed in the community."
"Thinking of Elliott today on his birthday. We miss him greatly at Ball. There have been many times in the past couple of months that my first thought has been "I need to ask Elliott..." and then I am reminded that he is gone. He was always so generous with his knowledge, a wonderful co-worker and friend."
"I am very proud of Elliott and all he did to help people and do well in his work. I would like to thank his many friends and co-workers who came to visit and provided many words of comfort and praise and more. I would especially like to thank Domenic and Ramon for planning and conducting the Celebration of Life, including the invitation and consolation at http://elliott.keith.muchloved.com/. Also I am grateful to Justin and Denelle who helped plan the Celebration and hosted us at their house. Most of all, it was wonderful to meet and get to know the many great people who were part of his life."
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