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6 September 2011, 08:58
The family of a woman who died in a collision on the A34 near Whitchurch in Hampshire are paying tribute to her.
Gilian Keable-Elliott, 81, from Buckinghamshire, died after the silver Vauxhall Meriva she was travelling in was involved in a collision with two coaches on Friday (2nd September).
She suffered serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her 86-year-old husband, who was driving, was also taken to hospital where he is now recovering.
In a statement, a close family member said: “All the family are completely devastated at the loss of Gilian, wife, mother and grandmother: she was the rock around which all family life revolved. Despite her many years as a Justice of the Peace and her
many hours spent working with numerous charitable organisations and church matters, her family always came first.
“Her husband, Dr Tony Keable-Elliott, although not seriously injured, is recovering in hospital; and soon hopes to be returning to the family home in Ibstone.”
Gilian leaves husband Dr Tony Keable-Elliott, four sons (David, Ian, Trevor and Simon) and eight grandchildren.
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision on the southbound carriageway of the A34 at Litchfield around 11.45am, Friday, September 2.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Steve Antrobus at the Whitchurch Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Glassline, on 101 or 0845 045 45 45 from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.