Elva Inez (Knapp) (Babcock) Nielsen age 91 of Broken Bow formerly of Anselmo was called to heaven Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Jan. 15, 2011, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Mike Wheatly officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. A visitation was held at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the family.
Elva was born on April 13, 1919, at Winnebago, Neb., to Jasper Edward and Ada Sarah (Howard) Knapp. Elva was married to George Walter Babcock on April 16, 1935, in Julesburg, CO. To this union eight children were born. He died in 1961.
She then was married to Harlan David Nielsen Nov. 25, 1965. He died in 1975.
Elva worked at nursing homes, cleaned house, and raised eight kids.
Survivors include her daughters Elva Bramer of Arizona, Darlene Yates of North Platte, Wanda Roper of Loup City, Josephine Murphy of Anselmo, Mable Kelley of Anslemo and Phyllis Olson of Grand Island; one son Walter Babcock of Greeley, Colo.; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Clinton Knapp of North Platte.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, brothers Marvin, Orvil, and Marcus; sisters Mable, Mildred, and Hazel; a son Marcus; grandsons, granddaughters and some great-grandchildren.
Elva had a heart of gold, who loved flowers, family and animals.