Ted Ely

July 14, 1933July 22, 2018

Theodore S. Ely, age 85 passed away on July 22, 2018 surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born July 14, 1933 in Hightstown, New Jersey to Charles Allen Ely and Sarah E. Ely. Upon graduation from Hightstown High School, he married Margaret Celeste Byrne on April 11, 1953. Ted served in the United States Army as a Corporal from 1953 to 1955, he was honorably discharged. For many years, Ted worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. Ted later worked as a contractor building homes in Colorado and then moved to Florence, Arizona where he retired.

He is survived by his brother, Reginald Ely of Raleigh, NC, by sons, Theodore Ely Jr. (Grace) of Apache Jct., Arizona, James Ely (Judy) of Florence, Arizona, his daughter, Linda (Ely) Hill (David) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, grandchildren Mandy Jones, Cody Ely, Travis Ely, Tyler Hill, Matthew Hill, great-grandchildren Matilda Jones, Tuker Ely, and Sutton Ely.

Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ely and Sarah Ely, his brother, Vincent Ely, and his sister, Sarah (Ely) Smith.

Services will be held privately at a later time.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at


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Cholette Ely-Mayer

August 2, 2018

We will surely miss Uncle Teddy. What great times we had with him and Aunt Celeste! I share the stories with my children and grandchildren to this day! From Tennessee to chili cook offs in Arizona, we always had a good time! And thank you Uncle Teddy for being there for us when our Dad passed away. Love and miss you always.

Wendee Roe

July 24, 2018

Forever dancing with Celeste to the Righteous Brothers...”Can’t stop that loving feeling”. RIP Ted.
xoxo Wendee & Brent