Elliana Renee Viola Rico passed away just after her 9-month birthday on November 19, 2022.
Elli was born on February 4, 2022, to George and Maya (Smith) Rico and was to be the baby sister her three siblings wanted.
Elli was born t St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and because she was a preemie, she soon travelled to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital where they worked diligently to prepare her to go home.
While Elli’s life was short, her impact was and will be lifelong for those who loved her. She was a bright light in the world of her parents who spent as much time as they possibly could with her. Her older siblings enjoyed reading stories to her when they were able to visit.
Smiling for silly photos and getting new tiny outfits were highlights that her family will remember. Elli’s personality shown to all who encountered her during her stay at the hospital. She was sassy, goofy and sometimes grumpy during her stay. She especially loved to play with her toys.
Elliana is survived by her parents, her siblings: Khalila, Ariana and George (Bubba). She is further survived by her Grandpa Fred and Grandma Bobbie Nauber, grandparents Josh Robertson and Jenna Johnson; great grandmas Dori Williquette and Judith Robertson, great grandparents George and Candace Rico, and great great grandma Toni Williquette. She will also be dearly missed by so many aunts, uncles, cousins and other friends and family.
Baby girl, you were simply too beautiful for this world. We love you-Mommy and Daddy.