Elvera Trombley - April 9, 2013

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RAVENA – Elvera Trombley, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at home with her loving family by her side.  Elvera was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, houseplants, cooking enthusiast, lover of birds and wildlife.  She also enjoyed shopping, leaf peaking and long rides in the country.

      Elvera was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Russell “Bucky” Trombley.  Survivors include her sons, Vaughn (Theresa), Dennis (Pam), Brian (Barbara), Jeffrey, and Joel (Patricia);  daughter, Michele (Gary) Melius;  13 grandchildren;  and 15 great-grandchildren.  Elvera was predeceased by her brothers, William “Bill” and Daniel “Buster” Makely.

      Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 13th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  There will be no calling hours.  Contributions in memory of Elvera may be made to the DAV, Stratton VAMC, 113 Holland Ave., Rm. C308-5, Albany, NY 12208.