Obituary: Edward "Larry" Ely

Edward "Larry" Ely, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

Larry was born in Bucks County, Penn. on July 5, 1918. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 and began his 60-plus years as a resident of Williams.

Larry opened Signal Radio and Appliance in Williams and then started up Williams Flying Service. He flew scenic flights over the Grand Canyon for 25 years and served as airport manager. After selling his flying service he started up Mickey Mowse Flyin' Machines and worked as an aviation mechanic. He was also a flight instructor and a member of AOPA and the Antique Airplane Association. He was active in the Masonic Hall and also belonged to the American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter Carole, who resides in the Verde Valley.

Private services are being held.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary of Flagstaff.

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