Greg Sterling Elliott died on June 12 in a tragic collision on his way home from work.

Viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 20, at the First Baptist Church of Grass Valley, 1866 Ridge Road. Internment will follow at the New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley. Afterward, everyone is invited to a celebration of life at 11314 Cedar Ridge Drive, Cedar Ridge.

Greg was born October 4, 1953, in Grass Valley. He was a 1972 graduate of Nevada Union High School. He was a third- generation timber faller. Greg and his brother, John, established Elliott Brothers’ Logging and G.S.E. Falling and Logging. For the last six years, Greg was an equipment operator for CalTrans in Truckee. In 2005 he was awarded the Governor’s Employee Safety Award for saving a man’s life.

Greg loved his family and friends and would do anything to help them or others. He enjoyed fishing, telling fishing tales, and working on his property, where he had built his own home. Greg and his wife, Christina, enjoyed taking trips with their children to the mountains and to Hawaii.

Greg is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Christina Newell Elliott; father, Robert Elliott and wife, Reba; mother, Eleanor Pattison and husband, Bill; children Greg Elliott Jr., Jason Jones, and Alicia Jones; sister, Evangeline Roberts; brother, John Elliott and wife, Sheri; sister, Cherie Stevens Jones and husband, Brian; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Irene Elliott and John and Bertha Boozel.

Memorial donations may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving ( or Grass Valley Blood Source (

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