Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1963 he served as a curate at St. Mark's Cathedral. Two years later he added to his duties the vicar of Church of the Resurrection, Centerville. He later served as a social worker at St. Mark's Hospital and priest-in-charge at St. Stephen's, West Valley City.
He will most likely be remembered for his work as Missioner for American Indian Ministries in the diocese. Kolb was an enrolled member of the Ute Tribe. He was born in Fort Duchesne, August 17, 1924. He was educated at the University of Utah and General Theological Seminary, New York City.
Kolb was also very active in the interfaith community in Salt Lake City. His last public appearance was February 2003 at the Interfaith Roundtable's observance of the first anniversary of the Salt Lake Olympics. He offered a prayer that concluded: "Help us to remember that we are together in this joint venture of life. We live in your tent. We are your dream. However we are tempered, however we are bent and stressed, however we are hammered to shape our souls, it is to make us as beautiful as we can be. Amen."
He is survived by three adult children; Christopher, Candace and Quentin.
The Episcopal Church in Utah, with 6,000 members, has 22 congregations in the state and one in Northern Arizona. The church is a diocese of the Episcopal Church USA and is part of the 77-million member worldwide Anglican Communion.