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Subject: Wanting to give comfort to dying Oregon man, loved ones whisper in his ear that Donald Trump has been impeached, dying in peace. Final gestured added to obituary. ...


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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 10:32:04am


Oregon man peacefully dies thinking President Trump
was impeached, after being lied to by former wife. ...

BY Elizabeth Elizalde
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, April 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

A man died peacefully in his Oregon home after his ex-wife lied to him that President Trump was impeached from office.
Michael Garland Elliott, 75, passed away on April 6 and was surrounded by his caregivers, neighbors and friends who loved him dearly, his ex-wife, Teresa Elliott, told the Daily News Monday.

Teresa, 68, who is described as Michael’s “best friend” in his obituary published in The Oregonian, said she told him Trump was impeached over the phone from her Austin, Tex. home.

“I knew it was his very, very last moments,” Teresa Elliott told The News. “I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”

Michael died from congestive heart failure after his health had declined over the years, Teresa Elliott said.

She described Michael as a “news junkie” who had expressed his disapproval of the President frequently until he couldn’t communicate it verbally.

“He hated his effing guts,” she said of Michael’s attitude toward the President.

Though the pair divorced 20 years ago, Teresa Elliott said she always cared for Michael and would visit him often. She added that she plans to hold a memorial for Michael at The Reserve golf club in Portland in August.

Michael’s obituary states he was a founding member of The Reserve and “spent countless weekends doing what he loved most with like-minded friends.”

“Golf was his life,” she said, adding that a stroke prevented him from playing.

Asked whether she regretted telling Michael of the false news, Teresa Elliott replied: “Oh God no.”

“If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I?” she said. “And maybe in the end it won't turn out to be a lie.”

OBITUARY:
Michael Garland Elliott passed away peacefully, April 6, 2017, surrounded by people who loved him dearly and cared for him selflessly during the last months of his life. He was born in Charlottesville, Va., in either 1940 or 1941 (he honestly didn't know!), and attended Lane High School, where he shined on the basketball court. After college at University of Virginia, he moved to Long Beach, Calif., where, among other things, he joined a semi-pro basketball team that toured the country playing exhibition games, dressed as women. At such times Mike was called Skaggy Maggie and continued round-ball domination, albeit with a different uniform.

Mike was a Porsche enthusiast, owning a dozen of them over the years, but nothing touched his heart like "the ancient game," golf. He was a founding member of The Reserve and spent countless weekends doing what he loved most with like-minded friends. He was very passionate about the game. One time (that we know of) he was angered by an errant shot and threw his club into a tree. Eventually every club in his bag was in that tree. Mike's health had declined over the past decade, and when he was no longer able to golf he accepted it with grace and humor, and threw things at the TV instead. Mike was also the sharpest dresser in town, single-handedly keeping Nike's apparel wing in the black.
Though Mike had no family remaining, he stayed close to the people he'd worked with in the plastics industry, especially Danny Velansky and Sean O'Brian, who was by his side at the end. Also present were Larry Smith, Judy Wiley, lovely neighbors Russ, Sandy and Garrett, and his devoted caregivers Alisha Alex, Sara Young and Leslie Kampmann, angels in human form. No patient ever, ever had more loving care.

Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was "Donald Trump has been impeached." Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded. Mike will be forever missed but never forgotten. A proper memorial is planned for August.


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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-dies-home-falsely-told-trump-impeached-article-1.3067124

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