A celebration of life service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, until the services.
Memorials will be established in her name for the Humane Society of Portage County and the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Ms. Elliott was born Dec. 27, 1958, in Stevens Point, a daughter of Elaine (Karner) Elliott and the late Patrick Elliott. She attended local schools and Pacelli High School.
She was married to Paul Derezinski and they had two daughters together. They later divorced.
She was married to Mike Gutsch April 7, 2000, in Madison. He died in 2010.
She made long-haul truck driving her second career. In retirement she drove a 35-foot camper to Long Beach, Calif., to spend time with her mother.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer (Matthew) Hanselman, Boston, Mass., and Jessica Derezinski, Milwaukee; her mother, Elaine Elliott, Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Pat (John) VandenBoogaard, Green Bay, Sally (Jim) Reese, Stevens Point, and Kathy (Red) Paynter, Oxford; five brothers, Mike (Peggy) Elliott, Rome, Ga., Tom (Ethyl) Elliott, Cleveland, Tenn., Ray Elliott, Rhinelander, Mark (Mary) Elliott, Stevens Point, and John Elliott, Castro Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews.