Eva Hover LeFevre died September 12, 2019 in Meridian, ID. She was born September 15, 1921 in Novinger, Adair County, MO, the daughter of Calvin Laniel Hover and Elizabeth Anne (Bywater) Hover; she was the youngest of ten children.
She graduated from Novinger High School with the Class of 1939. She then went to Butte, MT, to live with her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Clara Hover, to seek employment. She worked in the home of John Hauck. In Butte she met her husband, Martin A. LeFevre.
Eva married Martin on May 12, 1941, at Boulder, MT, in the Methodist parsonage. She devoted her life to her family in Butte, MT, from 1941 to 1960; in Brookings, OR, from 1960 to 1962; then returned to Butte until 1965 when the Northern Pacific Railroad transferred her husband, Martin, to Livingston, MT. In 2007 Eva moved to Meridian, ID to be closer to her daughters, Charlotte and Marcia.
Eva was active in the PTA while her children were growing up. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Ruth Chapter #2 in Butte and Orient Chapter #6 in Livingston, and was also active with the Order of Rainbow for Girls where she was awarded the Grand Cross of Color. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Livingston and the Montana Senior Citizens.
Eva was proud of her children and held them to high standards. All of them have college educations. She was a homemaker who made her home a haven for her children and all their friends. She volunteered at her children’s schools, in her communities, and in her churches. She enjoyed handicrafts and gardening. She was an inspiration to all her children.
She was preceded in death by her husband; nine siblings; grandson Nathaniel Christensen; and her son-in-law William Christensen. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Charlotte Loring (Art) of Boise, ID; Sharon Christensen of Philipsburg, MT; Norman LeFevre (Lura) of Cedar Rapids, IA; and Marcia LeFevre (Clint Hoops) of Meridian, ID; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Eva chose to be cremated and will be buried at a later date beside her husband, Martin, in Livingston, MT.