Elleta Nolte

of Lubbock, TX

March 18, 1919 - October 20, 2020


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I filled my bucket list (things to accomplish before my last goodbye at age 101) to the brim:
• Began life in 1919, tenth child of Jacob and Ethel Bullard in Waurika, Ok
• Married for 63 years to a handsome TSgt in the Air Corp Chapel, Pampa, TX in 1944
• Produced 6 sons, 3 daughters, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren
• Developed 320 acres of government desert land in Battle Mountain, NV
• Battled a flood in the driest state of Nevada
• Flew in a hot air balloon over Ransom Canyon, TX
• Went to Europe three times and toured the states and Canada
• Sailed on the River Rhine in Germany
• Visited Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Visited beautiful palace of Versailles near Paris
• Took a business course in NM and worked in Radio in Pampa and Seattle
• Worked at Cabot Corp and the Army Air Corp in Pampa, Tx
• Became a writer of regional history with seven published books, numerous articles, and presentations
• A lover of learning, enrolled as a freshman at Texas Tech at age 72 and graduated at age 89 with granddaughter, Rebecca
• Left a private joke for my children (C me)
• Ended my long God-given productive wonderful life on October 20, 2020

Elleta is survived by her children, Quenton (Donna) of Houston, Dale (Shirley) of Tulsa, David of Lubbock, Marsha (Ron) Luke of Lubbock, Dwaine of Brazil, Tricia (Ron) Vowels of Lubbock, Gary (Trish) of Frisco, and Leigh Ann Watson of San Angelo, 21 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband Quenton, granddaughter Courtney, and son Alan.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ransom Canyon Chapel Fund, 87 South Lake Shore Drive, Ransom Canyon, Tx 79366, St. Elizabeth’s Church, or Hospice of the South Plains.

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8 Condolence(s)
Margaret Heinrich
Slaton, TX
Saturday, November 28, 2020

What a lovely tribute to your mother! So very sorry for
your loss. I am saddened that a funeral mass celebrating her
her life had to be cancelled. No doubt she left quite a legacy
for her family.

Patti Hrlmuth
Lubbock, TX
Friday, November 27, 2020

Beautiful tribute to your mother. So sorry for your loss. We are never ready to give them up. What a full life she lived. Treasure the memories.
Love, Patti Helmuth

Kc Bohner
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Prayer for the family.

Ann & Darrel Franklin
Pampa, TX
Friday, October 23, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Jackie DeVore Lindsey
Ransom Canyon, TX
Friday, October 23, 2020

This loveliest of lady was an icon in every sense of the word, and a treasure
To in her shared friendship.

Mauro & Julia Rocha
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, October 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss may God put his arms around you and the family in this hard time. Tricia know that your mom is in no pain not suffering. You might not see her but she's looking down in her family. Hold her in your heart and you will feel her love surrounding you always. Will be praying for you and your family.

Kenneth And Jonnie Ray
Pampa, TX
Thursday, October 22, 2020

LOVE ///

Marcia Szostek
Sun City, AZ
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dave - your mother was a remarkable woman... with truly a life to be celebrated !

Take care and you're in my thoughts and prayers.