Linda and Ed Elliott: A Legacy of Service to the Lighthouse
On Friday, November 7th, 2014 the Lighthouse said farewell to a couple of our beloved family members: Linda and Ed Elliott. Linda was one of the 2011 Employees of the Year and worked at the Lighthouse for 31 years, retiring as Injection Mold Shop and Production Manager. After 17 years of service, Ed retired as a senior Set-Up Specialist. The couple is coming up on their ninth wedding anniversary.
During her tenure at the Lighthouse, Linda made it a point to contribute to the upward mobility of those around her. “Nobody is useless!” she exclaims. “Even if you give just a little bit of help, these guys will bust their butts for you.” Linda recognizes that the Lighthouse makes sure that anybody, no matter what their disability, can move up and improve their skills. Ed agrees that employees here are, “extremely supported on every level.”
When asked about the legacy that they wish to leave behind, Ed and Linda wish that people will remember them as their friends. “The biggest part of our lives is helping others,” they say. Both Linda and Ed reached out to Lighthouse employees on a personal level and enjoyed helping people turn their lives around.
Linda and Ed plan to spend their retirement amongst their family and devoting time to their congregation. Please join us in thanking Linda and Ed for their many years of selfless service to the Lighthouse. And don’t be surprised to find them around the Lighthouse at times. Linda leaves us with this: “I’ll be here to haunt people.”