April 3, 1928 ~ July 2, 2019

Born in: Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Elva Kurnec (Boyd), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home on July 2, 2019.  She was 91.

Elva was born in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania on April 3, 1928, to John and Anna Boyd. She graduated from Mt. Carmel High School.  She married Thomas Kurnec of Shamokin, Pennsylvania and moved to Manville, New Jersey to raise their family.

Elva, her husband Tom, and two daughters moved to Littleton Colorado in 1972. She worked for Johns Manville for 12 years in the Human Resources Department before retiring in 1984.

Elva is survived by her two daughters: Diane Raczkowski (Stan) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Debra Baker of Littleton, Colorado; three grandchildren: Dawn Gibbs (Spence) of Denver, Colorado, Tommy Cope of Littleton, Colorado, Shane Raczkowski of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and one great grandson, Grayson Jack Gibbs (1-year-old).  She is also survived by one brother, Norman Boyd (Marlies), and nephew David Boyd of Manville, New Jersey.

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado.

A private burial will take place on Monday, July 15, at 11:00 AM at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Cabrini Cupboard food bank in Elva’s memory.



Funeral Mass: July 12, 2019 10:30 am

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
6673 W Chatfield Ave
Littleton, CO 80128


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  1. My mom passed away in February i didn’t know elva but mom talked about her all the time so I feel like I did know her I spoke with elva after mom passed she was so sweet I wish I got to know her my love and prayers are with you two beautiful woman looking out over all of use

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