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Elva Johnson Fifield

| February 25, 2022 7:00 AM

Our sweet mother, Elva Johnson Fifield, left this earth to walk the path of her family members who have gone to their new home in heaven. She died Feb. 10, 2022, at the Libby Care Center, where she had lived for the past year. Elva was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Harold and Mildred (Weiss) Johnson.

Elva’s crowning glory was her family. Though she married three times and moved all over, it was her family that fulfilled her life. She had six children: Chris O’Neil, Cheri Croucher (Bob), Mike Venezio (Charlene), Sandi Barbera (George), Jack Venezio (Trish) and Matt Venezio (Crystal). Those six children gave her 16 grandchildren: Kami Shultz (Degeo), Jaime Bernal (Rob), Timothy O’Neil, Michelle Sheppard (Gary), Rob Croucher (Jaime), Jerry Venezio, Christopher Barbera (Alexis), John Barbera (Anna), Darian Venezio (Bruce), Shankara Venezio (Jarad), Elain Heilman (Nick), Ivy Simmons, Andrew Venezio (Keisha), Jordan Venezio (Tabatha), Sammy Jones (Tyler) and Issac Venezio.

The 16 grandchildren blessed her with 18 great-grandchildren and she was fortunate enough to be here for one great-great-grandchild, Luna Lynn Bernal.

Elva is survived by her siblings, Hank Keenen (Donna), Dawn Davis and Dana Fairbairn (Terry), and many nieces and nephews. Elva was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mildred Johnson; sister, Sandra; two brothers-in-law, Sam Byrd and Rick Davis; son-in-law, Larry O’Neil; and great-grandson, Marcus.

Elva is already missed and always will be. Arrangements were under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting