Grace Amelia Kolb Ely

07/17/1924 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 04/29/2022
Time: 4:00 pm
 – 6:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


Grace Amelia Kolb Ely, age 97, left this life to be with our precious Lord on April 26, 2022.

Interment and private service will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday, April 29, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel.  We invite you to sign her virtual guestbook on this page.

She was born July 17, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the fourth child of four to James Reuben Kolb and Nettie Emelia Miks Kolb. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School and attended Midwestern University studying Home Economics. She fell in love with Oscar Lee (Bud) Ely, Jr. at age 14 and married him at age 18 on January 16, 1943.  Amelia supported Bud from home during his service as a fighter pilot with the USAAF in Europe during WWII, and always spoke of Bud as her champion. Both were dedicated patriots. After the war, they moved to Lubbock in October 1945.

Amelia was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Lubbock Country Club, and was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family without reservation. Spare-time hobbies were golf, fishing, and crochet.  Through the years, family members, friends, and many others received a crocheted item probably an afghan. The world could be encircled with the many stitches lovingly produced over the years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James Kolb, two sisters Frieda Jones and Mary Bray, beloved husband, Bud, son, Michael Lee, and daughter, Lane Ely Foster.

Survivors include her children Alyson McInturff (Rusty) Lubbock, Oscar Lee Ely, III (Lori) Flower Mound, and Lynna Ormon (Ken) Milnesand, NM, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.

Her kindness, gentle ways, sparkling eyes, and smile will be missed by us all.  Jesus taught her kindness and compassion which she readily shared with others as evidenced by one of her favorite scriptures Ephesians 4:32, “Be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God in the Messian has forgiven us.”  She asked we do the same that one day we all would share the same address she now has in our Father’s mansion.

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24



Our family’s gratitude and profound thanks for loving care to Promiseland, Kingsgate, and Bridge Hospice.  We suggest memorials to Bridge Hospice.


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