Verlin ElliottVerlin was born and raised on the family farm in rural Leonard, ND. She went to school in Casselton, ND where she graduated from high school in 1945. She then attended Moorhead College in Moorhead, MN and graduated in 1947.
Verlin and Marlowe Elliott were married September 8, 1948 at Bethel Moravian Church, Leonard, ND. After their wedding they moved to Portland, OR, where they lived for 45 years. After retirement they moved back to Leonard, ND, and lived in the house Marlowe grew up in.