Elva Ellen (DeBord) Lloyd passed away on July 23rd at the Blue Mountain Care Center at the age of 102. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City with Pastor Dave Hoeffner of the Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie City and the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker City officiating.
Elva was born in Heath Idaho on Brownlee Creek in the Snake River area, November 25, 1916, to George Lewis DeBord and Alice Bell Scouvier. When she was 6 or 7, the family moved to Richland Oregon. She was always proud of being a “Snake River Savage”.
She married Roy Wright at 16 and had 2 daughters, Rosalie and Evelyn. They moved to Baker in 1938 but spent most of the time with Roy’s mother and Orrie on their farm 13 miles below Robinette. They bought an old house in Baker on 15th Street which they turned into a cozy home. Elva lived there until she moved to the Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City in 2004.
Elva loved gardening and sewing clothes for the girls as well as cooking. She was known as a very good cook. She took care of Sharon, her niece, aged 2, for the duration of World War 2.
Elva and Roy eventually divorced, and she was then married to Jack Lloyd for a short time. When her daughter Evelyn passed away she took care of her 4 children for a few years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers Everett and Bob BeBord, both husbands, daughter Evelyn, grandsons Scott and Justin Guilliams and son-in-law Tom Averett.
She is survived by her daughter Rosalie Averett, grandsons Tom Averett (Sherry), Dan Averett (Karla), granddaughter Cindy Anderson (Cody), and grandson Tim Guilliams. As well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Hospice, The Blue Mountain Care Center, or the charity of your choice through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, Oregon 97814.