Ely, Gladys P.
Apr. 12, 1911 - Nov. 26, 2012
Gladys P. Ely died peacefully on November 26, 2012 at Bay Village, Sarasota FL. She was 101 years old. Born in Alliance Nebraska, she grew up in Wyoming. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago devoting herself to the visual arts for the remainder of her life. During WWII, she served in the US Coast Guard. Following the war, she married Col. Louis B Ely in 1952. She was an avid naturalist and birder, a gifted sculptor, and an enthusiastic photographer. She travelled extensively in Central America and Spain with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis B Ely, Sr. and her stepson, Louis B Ely, Jr. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth G. Ely, and three grandchildren, Susan Ely, Pamela Ely and her husband Richard Husband, and David Ely and his wife Janet Ely as well as 5 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Bay Village for the excellent care that Gladys received while residing there during her last years.