Nellie Ella (Lund)Calver, 93, of Ord died Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, NE.
Mrs. Calver’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Pastor Greg Barnes officiating. Inurnment will be at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Ella was born on October 2, 1919, at Sioux City, Iowa to Ernest A. Lund and Anna (Jespensen) Lund. She was the oldest of three children with younger sister Evelyn and younger brother Ernie. She attended school in Sioux City and graduated from East High School in 1938. She had polio as an adolescent. She worked at Rob Ross in Sioux City after graduation.
On August 7, 1943, Ella was united in marriage to Kenneth H. Calver at Portsmouth, Virginia. After her marriage, she moved back to Sioux City while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. On September 7, 194,5 she gave birth to a son, Richard. After World War II, she and her husband homesteaded by Ralston, Wyoming on the Heart Mountain Project. While in Wyoming her daughter, Annalee was born on July 10, 1948. In 1952, she and her family moved back to Nebraska and lived in Ainsworth where her husband ranched with his father. Her husband began working for the U.S. Geological Survey and they moved to Niobrara, back to Ainsworth and finally to Ord in 1959. She worked for Dr. Paul Martin as a receptionist for 20 years. She loved to sew, read, garden and play bridge. She was a member of the Ord Methodist Church, a Valley County Extension Club, Eastern Star and various bridge groups.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth H. Calver of Ord; son, Richard Calver and his wife Connie of Lincoln; daughter, Annalee Calver Tvrdik and her husband, Ronald of Kearney; grandsons, Todd Tvrdik and wife, Laurie of Kearney, Scott Calver of Lincoln, Nicholas Calver of Lincoln, and Jared Calver and wife, Nicole of Lincoln; granddaughters Rebecca Tvrdik Anderson and husband, Darin of Hallam and Kathryne Tvrdik Welty and husband, Casy of Kearney; great grandchildren, Addelynne Welty of Kearney, Logan Calver of Lincoln and Braden Anderson of Hallam; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson and her husband, Wayne of Sioux City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister.