Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear~ anonyms
Alvera Mathilda Nilsson was born on January 18, 1943 to Jeanette Johnson and Sven Nilsson in Sidney, Montana. She received her angle wings on November 8th, 2015. Alvera spent her earlier years as a little girl on a farm in Sidney, were she did odd jobs around the farm. Alvera used to talk about her younger days and show pictures of her early childhood. She loved to show and share stories of her picture albums that were from her younger years. She had a story for every picture! Her mind was very sharp when it came to talking about her days growing up and she loved and took lots of pride in wanting to show you pictures and what exactly happened at the time the picture was taken.
Alvera started services in Sidney with ROI in 1983, were she lived in an adult group home along with her peers. She then moved into supportive living services with Eastern Montana Industries in 1994. Where she built a strong bond with her roommate, Sharon Halfa and her Sharon’s family. She would always tell everyone they were her adopted family and they meant the world to her. She was roommates with her best friend Sharon until she moved into residential services in 07/2013 into an adult group home and continued to go to Sharon’s a regular basis for visits. They had a special bond that no one can explain. They would look after her and she would look after them, she had many stories to tell and loved to share.
Alvera was a kind spirit, loving women who always had a huge smile on her face. She would always be ready to make someone laugh and offer a hug! She was always there to pick you up with a smile and offer a hug when you were sad. She really enjoyed talking with best friend, Sharon and spending time with her extended families. Alvera had many families that had adopted her into theirs, she had many caretakers that loved her as their own.
Alvera enjoyed coloring, arts and crafts, socializing with her family and friends, she loved to go shopping, but who doesn’t! She also really loved her baby dolls, showing you pictures, and anything with bright colors! She held a special red blanket at night that she had gotten from a special friend, she wouldn’t go to sleep at night without it Alvera really loved COOKIES and any type of cookies!! She always try to get just one more from her caretakers even though she knew she wasn’t supposed to have more than one!
Alvera was proceed in death by her parents and Marvin Hafla whom she looked up to as a brother. She was survived by her adopted sisters, Cheryl, Eleanor, and Sharon Hafla and her extended families and caretakers. She left a footprint in everyone’s heart that she touched and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will be held in the Richland Cemetery in Sidney. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
As long as we have memories, yesterday remains. As long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as we have love, today is beautiful. ~anonyms
Your life was a blessing, your memory was a treasure, your loved beyond words and missed beyond measures-anonyms