Elvera N. Breakfield, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away last Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at Doctor’s Hospital in Manteca. She was born in San Francisco on November 16, 1916 to Mary Farrell and Berger Leonard Nylen from Sweden. The family moved to Linden around 1923.
Elvera married Eugene Breakfield on March 7, 1948 and moved to the Panama Canal Zone shortly thereafter where she was an exemplary Services Supervisor for the Civil Affairs Bureau for several decades after which they came back and settled in the Central Valley. When widowed in 1996, she moved to Manteca where she was accompanied by her aunt Inez Kingen, recently deceased. During the last four years Elvera was cared for at Bethany Home in Ripon. Strengthened by the selfless friendship of Patty Zwart, the expert care of Dr. Karl Wolf and the support of the her brother Ray, his wife Yvonne, nephews Raymond, Lee, Don, niece Janice and wonderful extended family.Elvera was a beautiful lady who loved deeply and was loved by many. She leaves behind her brother Ray Nylen, his wife Yvonne and family, daughter Marlene Harper de Avila and her husband Carlos Avila in Costa Rica, seven grandchildren Marlene, Victoria Eugenia, Roxana, Carlos, Alberto, Sergio and Alejandro) and seven great-grandchildren.
Her family welcomes you to celebrate her life, rejoice in our wonderful memories, and thank God for the many years we had her amongst us on Monday, Oct. 8,
at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N. California St., Stockton, CA with a reception immediately following at Angelina’s Restaurant, 1563 E. Fremont St., Stockton, CA.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, October 6, 2012