Willy Scheer Elliott Riverdale, Utah, passed away October 18, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones after a brief but fierce battle with West Nile Meningitis. Willy was born on January 7, 1941 in Amsterdam, Holland to William and Elizabeth Scheer. She was the oldest of nine children.
At the age of 9, she, three siblings, and her parents immigrated to the United States. Willy worked very hard and was extremely proud to become an American Citizen. Willy and her family settled in the Ogden, Utah area.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep love for our Lord and Savior. Coming from a family with a strong work ethic, Willy worked various jobs during her life.
While working at Wonderbread Bakery, she met the love of her life, Larry Elliott. They were married in Roy, Utah, October 5, 1962, and raised two beautiful children, Steve and Tami. Throughout their life together they pursued several business endeavors including owning Jim’s Sports Center, raising poodles and racehorses. Willy finished out her working career at Ogden Regional Hospital.
Willy had many passions in life, gardening, camping with family and friends, skiing at Snow Basin, and traveling the world with Larry. She loved being with family whether it was holiday parties, small family get-togethers, or a “simple” card game. Family was everything.
Surviving is her husband, Larry Dean Elliott; son, Steven; daughter, Tamra; her grand-children, Nicole (Brian Jones), Zack (Stephanie), Tag, Annie, and Brian Bingham (Brooke); her great-grandchildren, Elaina, Callahan, Collins, Deacon, and Ethan; her siblings, AC/Charles (Kay), Marjke (Bill Caron), Carla (LeGrand Merritt, deceased), Pat (Martin Argyle), Dan (Wendy), Les (Kari), Jim (Nan), and Ellen (Howard Argyle); and many nieces and nephews. Willy was preceded in death by her grandson, Darren Bingham; her parents, grandparents, and many more beloved family members. Many of whom lost their lives during the Holocaust. The reunion will be epic.
The family would like to thank the many staff members at McKay-Dee Hospital for the care and compassion they showed Willy and her family during her time there.
There will be no funeral service as per wishes of Willy and her family.
A beautiful, amazing wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and grandma. You are loved and will be missed.