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Cash, Neva Eliza Simms Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Neva Eliza Cash, 87, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 9, 2003, at the Keiser Permanente Hospital at Santa Clara, Calif.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Lenny Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Neva was born on June 22, 1915, in Arkansas to Thomas H. and Maud Mills Simms. She attended school at Little Rock, Ark., and graduated in 1933.

She married Alvin M. Cash on Sept. 7, 1940, at Vancouver, Wash. They owned and operated a dry-cleaning business in Portland until their retirement in 1971 when they moved to Baker City.

After Alvin’s death in 1988, Neva continued living in Baker City until 1994 when she moved to Salem. She moved to San Jose, Calif., in 1999 to be near family.

Neva loved traveling, making ceramics and doing embroidery work. She had traveled all over the world and around the United States.

Survivors include daughters, Carolyn Hansen of Santa Clara, Calif., and Barbara Cash of Salem; granddaughters, Renate Kammersgard of Santa Clara, Calif., and Sheryl Balthrop of Eugene; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 17, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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