A memorial service will be held for Gilbert Silva, 66, of Roswell, at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Charlie Martinez officiating. His Heavenly Father called him home on July 13, 2012. He was surrounded by his wife and family, who loved him dearly. All who knew him will miss him.
Gilbert was born May 17, 1946, to Valentine and Lydia Silva in Puerto de Luna. He married Joanne Moreno Silva on Sept. 17, 1983. He retired from Queen Oil & Gas as a serviceman. Gilbert was a loving husband, father and friend. He loved his family more than life itself. He loved working on his lawn, fishing, golfing, camping, telling jokes, watching movies and talking to his brother on the phone every day. He loved to joke around with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Joanne Silva of the home; seven children, Renee Kennybrew, of Roswell, Angel Silva of California, Joannie Salazar and her husband Chris, of Roswell, Susie Roe and her husband Adam, of Roswell, Eric Burrell and his wife Roberta, of Clovis, George Velasquez, of Roswell, and Angel Leyba and her husband Lupe, of Roswell; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; his special brother and friend Valentine Silva, of Clovis, special sister Gena Silva, who he adored, from Hawaii; and his special nephew Ray Marhefka and his wife Sherry, of Washington; his brothers, Milton Silva and his wife Dee, of Albuquerque, and Gerald Silva and his wife Laveda; Julia Silva, Patsy Prince, Alice Marhefka, Angie Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his daughter Leila Silva; his grandson Jose Miguel (Mikey) Chavez; his parents Valentine Silva Sr. and Lydia Silva Roybal; and three brothers, Horacio, Felix and David.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.[/auth]