Neva D. Bosch
Neva D. Bosch (nee Carlton) passed away on September 25, 2022. Neva was the wife of the late Joseph W.; Beloved mother of Joseph C. (Rose) Bosch of Riverside, NJ, Teresa L. Bosch of Audubon, NJ, and Laurie (Darren) MacLaughlin of Englewood, CO and Loving Grandmother of Katelyn Bosch, Nicholas and Laura Trainor and Ellie, Logan and Brynn MacLaughlin.
Neva was born and raised in Baytown, Texas by her parents Maida and Cleve Carlton. Her daddy taught her to drive at the age of 12 on country roads and her mother began teaching her basic sewing. Church was very much a part of her family life.
During her high school years, she acquired secretarial skills that eventually would lead her to become employed at Uncle Ben’s Rice Company, doctor’s offices, and eventually United Rubber and Tire Company. It was here she met the love of her life, Joseph. They met in March of 1958 and were married on May 17, 1958. Their future brought them to Joseph’s hometown, Haddonfield, NJ, where they raised three children. Together they enjoyed family life and extensive traveling.
Neva was a long-time faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, a member of the Presbyterian Woman’s group, and a circle leader. She was recognized with an Honorary Life Membership of the Presbyterian Women in 2018 for her faithful service. Neva was also a representative of Urban Promise, a program supported through the church, that provides educational and leadership opportunities to the youth in Camden. She would often visit Urban Promise to meet with the Church’s selected scholarship student and bring updates on progress to the Presbyterian Women to ensure the student’s success.
Another church project that Neva was actively involved in was providing bags of personal supplies to migrant workers. She with other women of the church sewed bags, filled them with needed supplies, and delivered them to the supporting school district for distribution to migrant children in need.
Neva was a long-time expert quilter, designing and sewing beautiful quilts that she generously shared with family and friends. Many of her quilts found their way to children in need of warmth and comfort.
Neva’s family will receive friends on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Neva may be made to Urban Promise, P.O. Box 1479, Camden, NJ 08105.