OBITUARY

Elma Mae Kee

November 22, 1932July 2, 2013
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Elma Mae Kee, age 80, passed away on July 2, 2013 in Kingwood, Texas. She was born to Elworth and Eva Hemmert Gardner on November 22, 1932 in Afton, Wyoming.

Elma had a giving and loving heart. She shared this with others in the form of an Elementary school teacher and with her faith in such fashion being one of the first women to go into the missionary fields full time with the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Mission Home. Elma was very vivacious and full of life. She enjoyed snow skiing to the point that she was the Sun Valley, California champion and even qualified for the Olympic in 1952. To say the least, Elma led a very active life.

Elma leaves behind her daughters, Tammy and her husband David Bode, Rachel Waitrak, Sonya and her husband Bobby, Sr. Durbin, Tina Philips, and Katrina Burr, her sons James and Louie Kee, and her grandchildren, Taylor Bishop, Matt Bishop, Carson Bode, Collin Bode, Krista Philips, Brandon Durbin, Brent Durbin, Bobby Durbin, Jr., Brittany Durbin, Tiffany Pusker, Rebecca Waitrak, Haley Kee, Corey Kee, Zjean Kee, Luke Kee, Keith Philips, Courtney Riggle, and Josh and his wife Blanca Burr.

Elma is preceded in death by her parents, Elworth and Eva Gardner, brother Reed Gardner, and three sons, Richard, Louie III, and Louie IV Kee.

A visitation will take place on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 19618 Atasca Oaks Drive, Humble, Texas 77346. Elma will then be laid to rest at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060 at 12:00 p.m. following the funeral service.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2013
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Elma Mae Kee

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Holly and Randy COPELAND

July 7, 2013

To my extended family,
Randy and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. I think she was happy that the services were done so beautifully.. She would have loved the pictures and her memorabilia around so that everyone could have their memories of her. In my heart, I know she will be with each of you, always. Randy and I are sorry it is such a difficult time right now. Love all of you, Holly and Randy

Holly and Randy COPELAND

July 7, 2013

To my extended family,
Randy and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. I think she was happy that the services were done so beautifully.. She would have loved the pictures and her memorabilia around so that everyone could have their memories of her. In my heart, I know she will be with each of you, always. Randy and I are sorry it is such a difficult time right now. Love all of you, Holly and Randy

Dayna Buhanan

July 7, 2013

Tammy &Tina the service was just wonderful yesterday. I'm sure your mother was very happy with everything! I loved Brother Stewart's comments from your childhood times. How close you all were as a family, I pray that you will all find time for each other. We love you all very much. Webb, Dayna, Delynn and Mary Ashley Buhanan

Jerry Fallin

July 6, 2013

Jerry Fallin

July 6, 2013

Jerry Fallin

July 6, 2013

Jerry Fallin

July 6, 2013

Jerry Fallin

July 6, 2013

Elma was my friend for MANY years and will be missed. She went on cruises with us and even skiing near Salt Lake. We enjoyed jumping on her trampoline and laughed so hard, our cheeks hurt.
Jerry Fallin, Baytown, Texas

Terri Hinkle

July 4, 2013

Tammy,
Terri and I are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. May God bless you.
Tim and Terri Hinkle

Jerry and Gwen Stanley

July 4, 2013

We are very grateful for the times we shared with Grandma Kee. Our families are not related by birth, but by the love we have for each other. We will miss her, but will remember her always.