Pat Porter Ely May 6, 1932 ~ March 31, 2013
March 18, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Pat Porter Ely died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Marble Falls.
She was born May 6, 1932 in Shamrock to John Ruskin and Violet Sammons Porter. Pat graduated from Shamrock High School in May of 1950 and in June enrolled in what was then North Texas State College in Denton. She graduated in 1953 with a bachelorís degree in Music. On December 26, 1953, she married Thomas Walter Ely, III at First Baptist Church of Shamrock. Pat and Walter lived in Dallas, Austin, and Anahuac before settling in El Campo in the late 1950ís. Pat taught in public schools in each of those cities. Together, they also owned and operated Ely Furniture Center in El Campo. In later years, Pat taught at St. Philip Catholic School in El Campo. She also played the piano at both First United Methodist Church of El Campo, and Louise United Methodist church. Over the years, she also had many piano and voice students.
Pat is survived by her son John Walter Ely of Austin, her daughter Reverend Ellen Lynne Ely and her husband Wade Hibler of Marble Falls. Her sister Peggy Carr of Amarillo, half sisters Kay Ann Smith and her husband Mike of Conroe, Karen Kalisek and her husband Johnny of Escondido, Calif., and Johnnie Landreth and her husband Mike, also of Escondido, also survive her. Her nephew Conrad Carr and his wife Debbie of Helotes and niece Camille Carr Rea of Oak Ridge, Tenn survive her. Her granddaughter Hailey Ann Hibler of Lubbock, and numerous other nieces and nephews also survive her.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd. Graveside services will be held at the Shamrock City Cemetery on Thursday, April 4th at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls on Monday, April 8th at 2 p.m. In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Parkinsonís research, United Methodist Committee on Relief (www.umcor.org), or any United Methodist Church. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Garden Villa Health Center, Granite Mesa Health Center, Dr. Erica Hughes, Dr. William Fleming, and her loving caregivers while in her home in El Campo. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.
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