Treva Lynes peacefully passed away at Linden Court on Sept. 18, 2023 at age 94.
Treva, the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth Leach, was born at home near Lemoyne on Dec. 16, 1928. The family moved close to Sutherland in 1932 then after work began on the Sutherland Reservoir they moved again, this time to a farm 10 miles southwest of North Platte.
Treva’s schooling began in 1934 when she attended rural school. She then attended Leth Rural School and North Platte High School through the spring of ’45. Treva went on to earn her teaching certificate from Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis then taught in Lincoln County rural schools from 1946-48.
During the War years of 1942-46, it was hard to find men to work in the fields so Treva and her sister, Twila, helped their dad. Because they had to use horses to work and herd cattle Treva learned to love riding horses.
In 1949 Treva married Willard Connor and they had a son, Arlis. On Dec. 31, 1952, she wed Clive Lynes and they made their home at Paxton. After Clive passed away in 1990, Treva had a longtime companion, Bob Boettger.
Treva and Clive moved to North Platte in 1956 and went to work on the Leach Ranch until 1970. In the fall of ’75 Treva started working for J.M. McDonald and was there until the store closed eight years later. She then worked at Alco for 27 years and retired in 2008.
Along with working, Treva was a 4-H leader for 10 years and served as director on the District 122 School Board for several years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, and taking care of her house plants.
Treva is survived by her brother, Ebert Leach of North Platte; children, Arlis Lynes (Bev) of California, Vernene Kanive of Kearney, Deb Nelson (Kevin) of Omaha, and Lois Lynes-Miles and Clive “CJ” Lynes (Kandi) of North Platte; grandchildren, Christy Sheets (Clint), Carrie Ritter (Tom), Brad Biggins (Terri), Elizabeth Vrbka (Danny), Terry Poland (Elizabeth), Lonnie Bruce (Kimberly), Jon Miles (Kayla), Brendan Lynes, and Seth Lynes (Grace Eilert); 28 great-grandchildren; 14 great great-grandchildren; and many other family members.
Along with her husband, Clive, Treva was preceded in death by her daughter, Mavis Poland; companion Bob Boettger; parents; infant brother, Gavin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Twila and Bill Kruger, Lela and Myron Morash and Jenevie and Delbert Tobey; and sisters-in-law, Shadra Leach and Char Leach.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at Odean Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and with family greeting from 4:30-6 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
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