Michael Joseph Elliott was born on the 24th of September 1980 in the basement apartment of 340 N 300 E, in Logan, Utah. His parents, Rob and Rebecca Elliott, were delighted to welcome their first child.
As the Elliott family grew they lived in two more homes in Logan. One, affectionately known as “The Ugly Blue House,” and the second home on Knowles Lane where the rest of his brothers and sisters were born. Michael’s mother taught him at home and nurtured him with many things that caring mothers do.
He was enthusiastic about life and tried to make sure his parents and siblings were well taken care of. He also adored his two nieces and always looked out for their welfare.
Michael was an avid reader of all topics and especially enjoyed Sci-fi novels. As a youth he devoured much of his family’s encyclopedia set. He loved science and excelled in math. He was extremely athletic and a quick learner.
In his teenage years, Michael became increasingly interested in the performing arts. He participated in dance, opera, and theater. Michael began performing in the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, as well as various productions put on by the Eccles and Lyric Theatre in Logan. When Michael was sixteen years old, he purchased his first electric guitar and began writing and performing songs with his friends.
Michael soon began working at the local music store and started to play the bass, drums, and just about any instrument he could get his hands on. His inquisitive and creative nature combined with his love for the performing arts made him a constant collaborator in the various bands he worked with over the years. The process of writing, recording, and producing music was a passion for Michael and something he would do in some capacity for the rest of his life.
Michael was twenty when he reported as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to preach in Busan, Korea. He quickly acquired the ability to speak and read Korean.
After his mission, Michael studied at Utah State University in Logan for one year before moving to Tempe, Arizona in 2006. He studied Audio Engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences there and graduated with a degree in Master Recording. He began his career as an Associate Director of Audio Visual Ministries at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, setting up sound systems, maintaining campus computers, and developing recordings. He was a passionate musician with an affinity for guitars and piano. He also loved to play games, enjoyed films and television, and all genres of music.
In 2014, Michael met his fiancé and the love of his life, Meliza Morales, through mutual friends. The love they shared was extraordinary and being with Mel was one of his most favorite pastimes.
In June of 2018 Michael obtained employment at Ford AV (audio/video) in Houston, Texas. In this job, as in most other jobs, Michael quickly rose in the ranks and became a job superintendent. His leadership and skill were much appreciated. He was well liked.
At his final job site at the State Capitol of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, Michael became fatally injured and succumbed to death on the 24th of August 2023 at the age of 42.
Michael had an amazing sense of humor and a beaming smile that would radiate the light within. He was kind, helpful, and considerate to all. He was loyal to his family and close friends. He will forever be missed and will never ever be forgotten.
Michael was preceded in death by his brother Robin James Elliott Jr., and his grandparents Frank and Jane Elliott, and Morris Peterson. He is survived by his fiancé, Meliza Morales, his father and stepmother Robin and Beth Elliott, his mother Rebecca Elliott, four siblings: David Elliott, Cami Elliott, Natalia Elliott, and Joel Elliott, nieces Grace Edens and Zoey Elliott, and grandmother Carole Peterson, along with uncles, aunts, several cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 1, at 6:00 PM CST with visitation prior at 5:30 PM CST, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3450 South Dairy Ashford Road, Houston, Texas 77082-5509.
The funeral will be held on Friday, September 8, at Noon MST with a viewing prior from 10:30-11:30 AM MST at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 940 Three Pointe Avenue, Logan, Utah 84321.
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