Dr. Elliot Blakeslee died while out on a hiking trip with her friend Amelia Linkert near the craters of the moon national monument. While details of her death are still coming in, in life, she left a legacy.
Her friend Pauline Trios remembers her well. “Dr. Blakeslee was just a wonderful person, super a lot of fun to be around always a smile loved to participate in things.”
While at Idaho state university she made an impact. What stood out the most was her desire to serve.
“She really had the spirit of service with her all the time. She was engaged with the university, yes because she loved it but she really like to serve others: alumni, students any way that she could she was all about caring for people and helping people,” Pauline added.
During her time in the gate city, Dr. Blakeslee was known as a helper and mentor to the students that she came into contact with.
“She was just a great public servant with the spirit of really doing something significant to make better the human condition and I think she did that,” Trios said.
It’s apparent that someone who did something to make better the human condition will not easily be forgotten.
Pauline feels that Dr. Blakeslee will be thought of around ISU for some time to come. “I know that plans are in the works to honor her and remember her just in our own way here on campus. I don’t know what that will be yet but she will be remembered here for a very, very long time. What a good friend.”