Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett

(1924 - 2007)

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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Gillett
1924 - 2007
Born
May 19, 1924
Washington United States of America
Death
January 29, 2007
Washington United States of America
Other Names
Elaine Marguerite (Bell)
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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett was born on May 19, 1924 in Washington. She was born into the Kroetch family and married into the Gillett family. She was born to Dorothy Elaine (Ferguson) Kroetch and Hollis Joseph Kroetsch, with siblings Frank, Hollis, and Norma. Elaine married Granville Gillett in 1943 and Elaine died on January 27, 2007. She died on January 29, 2007 in Washington at age 82.
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Elaine Marguerite Kroetch was adopted by the Bell family when her mother died (she was age 8). Since her younger sister was also adopted (by the Dahlquist family) and her brothers Fred (who lived with his Aunt Wea) and Frank (who lived for a time with his Aunt Thelma) were sent to live with family, even at the young age of 8 Elaine insisted that she and her siblings see each other often. And they did. They always told stories of the mischief they got into as kids.

As a result, they were close all of their lives and so were their children ("the cousins"). Although only Frank and Elaine lived in Washington state as adults (Norma lived in San Diego and Fred lived in Dayton Ohio), the spoke on the phone often and visited often. Fred died first (lung cancer), then Frank (cardiac arrest), then Norma, then Elaine.

Although her mother's family didn't like our grandfather and therefore obtained an order from a (family friend) judge to keep him from the children, they did see my grandfather as adults. My dad (Frank) and Fred saw him often. The girls still held a grudge against him.

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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett
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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Gillett
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Elaine Marguerite (Bell)
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Elaine Gillett was born on in Washington United States of America
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Elaine Gillett died on in Washington United States of America
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Elaine Gillett was born on in Washington United States of America
Elaine Gillett died on in Washington United States of America
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Parents:

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Oct 16, 1906 - 1932 1906 - 1932
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Jan 1, 1903 - February 1978 1903 - 1978

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Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001 1927 - 2001
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Nov 21, 1925 - Jan 6, 1998 1925 - 1998
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Apr 5, 1929 - Unknown 1929 - ?

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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett & Granville Gillett

1943 - January 27, 2007
Cause of Separation: Death
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Unknown - Jan 2, 2008 ? - 2008

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Daniel Pinna
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Who exactly was Elaine? Was she a sister to Frank Kroetch?
Aug 14, 2013 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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Born Elaine Kroetch and adopted by Hugh and Thekla Bell, Elaine was married to Granville Gillett. She was sister to Fred, Frank, and Norma (born Juanita Maryjane ) Kroetch. She was mother to Sharon, Sandra, Susan, Shawn, and Shelley Gillett. She was an amazingly strong and loving woman and a tireless worker even though she suffered from severe arthritis most of her adult life.
Aug 14, 2013 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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Lori,

I'm not sure why you posted your comment on my Aunt Elaine's picture? We aren't related. Did you mean to post it on another picture?
Nov 16, 2020 · Reply

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Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett passed away on January 29, 2007 in Washington at age 82. Elaine was born on May 19, 1924 in Washington. She was born to Dorothy Elaine (Ferguson) Kroetch and Hollis Joseph Kroetsch, with siblings Frank, Hollis, and Norma. She married Granville Gillett in 1943 and Elaine died on January 27, 2007.

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In 1924, in the year that Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1946, when she was 22 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1951, when she was 27 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1979, she was 55 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1993, she was 69 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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