Judith Elliott

July 7, 1945April 26, 2021

Judith “Judi” Elliott, 75, of Loves Park IL, passed away April 26, 2021 at Javon Bea Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born on July 7, 1945 to Forest and Goldie Angstead in Rockford. Judi was a deeply devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Judi brought beauty to her home and her community with her love for gardening and eye for design. She was on the Machesney Park Zoning board, and went on to spend her time volunteering for “Winnebago County, Clean and Beautiful.” Judi had a green thumb. She was also a talented crochet and sewing artist. She loved making clothes for her children when they were growing up. On July 9, 1977 she married the love of her life, Gary Elliott. On a cold snowy night in December of 1998, she and Gary left home to live on the road for a number of years together before settling in Texas. The couple moved back to Loves Park to be closer to family, and enjoy their retirement with their children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading about archeology, doing puzzles, and enjoying her many crafts. Judi will be remembered for her selfless heart and devotion to her family. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her loving husband; Gary Elliott, children, Vera Adams of Mt. Morris IL, Don Swagger of Rockford, and Cameo (Steve) Baehler of Machesney Park, as well as 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Forest and Goldie Angstead. A graveside committal service for Judi is scheduled for Friday, 4/30 at 10am at Sunset Memorial Gardens, located at 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115.


  • Graveside Committal Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Jerry and Betty Stroud

April 29, 2021

I wrote yesterday but it did not come through.
About 20 years of memories here . First met Judi when she managed a RV park we lived at. Judi sure could handle us old folks.
I always loved to tell her jokes just to watch her smile. We were family and friends going to the beach together was always fun telling Molly to low bark or watching the waves knowing we were safe to gather - I will miss Judi for she was not only my friend but my family . Prayers and Love goes out to our brother Gary and all of their family

Marcie Steuer

April 28, 2021

We hadn’t known Judi for a long time but she made a huge impression on our hearts. We were neighbors and became friends quickly. My family loved her family and we will miss seeing her out feeding the ducks or working in her garden. Thank you for being a great friend Judi. Our condolences to the whole family.

Kathleen Buckland

April 28, 2021

There are so many memories of my dearest friend, the four of us going to auctions, trips to see the sights and those wonderful years on the zoning board and great times on the river. my friend always supported me and loved me unconditionally , and excepted me for who I was. she was always thinking of others, always smiling an we never shared a sour moment, we laughed a lot. I will miss my anchor who new all my secrets, and kept them. you brought the best out in me, thank you and we will meet again please be there to greet me!
Good bye Spot.
Gary, I love you and you always have a place with me and Don, so so sorry to you and your family.