Elva Newberry nee (Cleaveley)

11 December 1924 to 11 September 2007

In loving memory of Elva Bernice Newberry of Cache Creek, BC, who passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years, on 11 September 2007 in Ashcroft. Elva was born on 11 December 1924, in Little Fort, BC. Elva is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Bob, son Laurie Robin, her parents Charlie and Pearl (nee Boes), her brothers William (Bill) and Bert, sisters Tiny and Dorothy and her granddaughter, Tamara Rose Newberry. Elva or Mrs. Lou as she was lovingly known by her family and friends, is survived by her sisters Irene and Fanny; sisters-in-law Teresa and Margaret; and her children: Dale (Judy) of Prince George, Norman (Terry) of Picture Butte, AB, Peter (Connee) of Kamloops, Kevin of Chilcoltin, Bernice (Trevor) of Cache Creek, and Deanna of Kamloops; her grandchildren: Shane (Mandy), Robert (Kerri), Jake, (Julia), Justin, Carli, Katlin, Michaela, Spencer, Clay, Casey, and Keighen; and great grandchildren Jordan, Riley, Tyler, Jeff, Gwenyth and Scarlett. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Elva also leaves her extended family Marvin and Vicky Gruenweld and family of Anaheim Lake, along with many loyal and close friends. Elva’s family history in the Ashcroft area spans over 146 years (1860-2007) beginning with her great grandfather, J.C. Barnes who farmed the land that now makes up Ashcroft. He also was a partner in the first hotel in Ashcroft. The Thompson River Hotel. Elva’s grandfather, Bill Boes (married Catherine Barnes), was also one of the founding fathers in the area. He drove the original ox-drawn freight wagons up and down the road that is now known as Highway 97C to Cache Creek. Elva was raised in the North Thompson Valley at Round Top. In 1949 she met Bob and they were married in February 1950. They moved to East Lake to the Newberry Mill. In 1972, Elva and her husband moved to Clinton where they continued to raise their family and enjoyed a ranching lifestyle. They operated a ranch in the Anaheim country for several years along with a ranch at the 17 mile. Elva and Bob retired in 1990 and they continued to reside in the Cache Creek area. Elva enjoyed hunting, gardening, baking cookies, making jams, knitting and tatting. She especially enjoyed interacting with her grandchildren and watching them in their many sporting activities. By request of the family there will be no public service.


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