Elva Ree Woodruff Bosco was born on December 6, 1934 to Clifford and Elva May Woodruff in Roosevelt, Utah. She returned to her heavenly home on May 17, 2022 in Roseville, California, surrounded by her loving family. Elva spent her childhood in Hiawatha and Price, Utah. She enjoyed her childhood with her siblings Karla, Donna, Shanna, Cliff, and Kenny. Elva graduated in 1953 from Carbon High School. She married Louis Bosco, Jr (son of Louis Bosco, Sr. and Lilly Scandella Bosco) on November 22, 1953. Elva was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed sharing her testimony with everyone she came in contact with. Elva will always be remembered most for her love and laughter. She had the talent of making everyone feel loved and accepted. Her family was most important to her. She could always be found on the sidelines watching her sons play all their sports. She loved BYU football, especially #6. She would not miss a single event that her kids or grandkids were a part of; you could hear her whole-hearted cheering from any distance. The Boscos were always together. You never saw one Bosco without all the Boscos and that’s exactly how she loved it: family all the time. She loved making quilts with her granddaughters and braiding their hair. She was the queen of cookie making and may have accidentally instilled in her daughters a deep love of frozen cookies. She made everyone who ever entered her home feel welcomed and loved. She was very kind and forgiving. She had a very special place in her heart for our childhood neighbor, Tom Owens. She shared her loving spirit with everyone; not just her own family, because she had the beautiful ability to see everyone as worthy of love and care no matter who they were or where they came from. She was a great example to her family and friends. She was the most wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter. She has left a great legacy for her 4 children: Loretta Doyle (Kirk), Cindy Holland (Steve-deceased), John Bosco, and Robbie Bosco (Karen). 14 grandchildren: Johnny (Katherine), Kacie, Haley, Michael (Molly), Brittney (Jason), Tyler, Trevor (deceased), Lindsay (Irelio), Amber (Andrew), Karissa (Andres), Alexis, Dallin (Kaitlyn), Wesley (Alison), Collin (Lauren), and 19 great grandchildren: Emma, Maddie and Jack, Zoey; Jacoby and Finn; Luna and Sienna; Ella, Micah and Mason, Hal, Abby, Brooke and Russell, Owen and Bronson, Hayes and Brynn. A family Graveside service will be held May 27th at the Roseville Cemetery where she will be interred.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the SPCA.