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Victoria Jean Elliott (née Camacho), 77, passed away peacefully in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 9. Victoria (or Vickie, as she was known in her teens) grew up in the “North End” of Kansas City and attended Northeast High School. She was active at the Don Bosco Community Center and very competitive. In fact, Vickie was known as the center™s best tether ball player and was rarely challenged.  

After high school, she worked briefly as a salesgirl at the Woolf Brothers clothing store, but she had loftier goals when she went to work for TWA. She worked diligently, starting as a file clerk, working her way up to crew scheduler, supervisor and then Flight Attendant Manager in New York. Her career really “took flight” when she joined the ranks of TWA Flight Attendants, based at JFK. She proudly wore her wings, as she traveled all over the world, including London, Cairo, and Paris. It was on those trips that she met the love of her life, Captain John Elliott. They flew several international trips together, and finally, on a particular Paris layover, John asked Victoria to dinner. She always spoke of that night, when over candlelight, in a French bistro, John leaned over and said, “I have found you and I am never letting go.” They married and enjoyed many more trips together, with their children and grandchildren in tow.

Victoria was an inspiration and driving force in all of her families™ lives. Education was very important to her, and she was always learning, even earning a degree in computer science, while managing her busy career and family life.  She loved music, reading, exercising and was an excellent cook.  Victoria loved to entertain, and her holiday dinners were epic, where all her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews were welcome to enjoy wonderful food and drink. She shared her love of life, travel and beautiful things with her family and friends, giving generously of herself to anyone in need.  Victoria will be sorely missed, but her legacy of caring, kindness and generosity will live on in her family and she will never be forgotten.

Victoria was predeceased by her father Jesse Camacho, who died September 22, 1981; mother Angie Camacho (Ortiz), who died December 11, 2000; and grandson, Mark Anthony Sciortino, who died October 16, 2012.

Victoria is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, John Elliott; son Louis Andrews (Carol); daughter Victoria Sciortino (Tom); grandchildren Lily and Savannah Andrews, John Frank and Sophia Sciortino; great-granddaughter, Marylyin Sciortino; three sisters, Dolores Limpic (Mark), Lupe Wussow, and Linda Badami (Chris); two brothers, Jesse Camacho Jr., and Rudy Camacho (Beth), as well as beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Services were on Thursday, April 11, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A visitation was held at noon, followed by Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Burial was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at (Passantino Bros. Funeral Home, (816) 471-2844).