William Runyan Ellett, 59, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.
Bill was born March 18, 1950, in Artesia to Jackolin Runyan Jordan and William Delbert Ellett. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He raised two children with his wife, Terri.
Bill was a successful engineer and lived life to the absolute fullest. He co-owned and operated Ellett and Gaynor LLC, an electrical engineering firm. He and his wife took frequent trips with family and friends to the Rocky Mountains and beaches of Mexico for skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He prized flying his private plane often and participated in bicycling rallies. He was a kind and patient man. He is deeply loved and will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ellett; a daughter, Suzanne Ellett of Fort Worth; a son, William Bryan Ellett and wife Heather Harper of Dallas; his mother, Jackolin Runyan Jordan of Carlsbad, N.M.; and a brother, James Alton Ellett and wife Earlene of Hope, N.M.
The family suggests gifts be made in memory of Mr. William Runyan Ellett to the “NMSU Foundation, Inc.” P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces New Mexico 88003. Check memo or cover letter should refer to the “William Ellett Memorial Scholarship Fund, NMSU College of Engineering.”