Carolyn K. Elias, age 87, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born November 12, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to James Smead Kilgore and Edna Warren Kilgore. Mrs. Elias was the owner of Oliver’s Jewelry Store from 1958 to 2000 and her legacy continues through Oliver’s which still operates in its original location on Kleberg Street. Mrs. Elias was one of the first female business owners in Kingsville. Carolyn was a familiar friend and a generous benefactor to the Kingsville community for 60 years, and will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, August F. Elias and John H. Oliver; three sons, John F. Oliver, James W. Oliver and Kurt W. Elias; parents; and brother, Charles “Buddy” Kilgore.
Mrs. Elias is survived by two sons, Jack O. Oliver of Kingsville and Jeffrey W. Oliver of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Sharon J. Elias of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at King Star Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at King Star Baptist Church with Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery and be attended by immediate family.
Family will receive friends and visitors at 4:00 p.m. April 21 at 310 Helen Marie.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
Dear Jack and family,
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
Your mother holds a very special place in my heart.
God's special blessings on you and yours in this most difficult time.
Deborah U HoltNew Braunfels, TX
Aunt Carolyn, you will be missed. Many wonderful memories with you, Gus, and all of the Texas family.
Love you forever.
Jonathan GodfreyHuntingtown, MD
Our sweet friend. You are gone but not forgotten! So many memories! Some friends are in your life a little while, some for a time longer, but only one or two for a lifetime. You were in our lives for a lifetime. As you walk on the golden streets of heaven, we hope that you look down and smile upon us.
George, Betty, Dana, Ann and Tiffany
George & Betty KowalikPanna Maria, TX
Sending prayers and condolences to the family and friends.
Bitsey(Young) SmithHouston, TX