Debbie Jean Silva

February 11, 2013 • Obituaries

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Debbie Jean Silva, 54, who passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones. A memorial mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, also at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Gonzalo Moreno OFM, officiating. Debbie will be cremated according to her wishes.

Debbie was born Dec. 27, 1958, in Yuma, Ariz., to Daniel F. Ogg Sr. and Rosemary McElreath Ogg. Both her parents preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her brother-in-law Marcello Silva.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jesse V. Silva, of the family home in Roswell; son Jesse Shay Silva and wife Michelle, of Roswell; daughter Lacy Rose Flores and husband Trey, of Roswell; grandchildren, Kaylea Silva, Isabella Flores, Anastacia Flores Jr. Willis, Khristian Willis and Haley Willis; godsons, Raynen Melton, Nicholas Gonzales and Martin Espinosa and goddaughter Marissa Espinosa; brother Daniel F. Ogg Jr. and wife Sherri, of Roswell; sister Peggy McDaniel and husband Carl, of Clovis; brothers-in-law, [auth] Steve Silva and wife Flora, of Las Cruces, Fernando Silva and wife Sheila, of Abilene, Texas, Albert Silva and wife Mary, Gomesindo Silva Jr. and wife Patsy, James Silva, and Eppie Silva, all of Roswell; sisters-in-law, Nieves Ramey, Faye Silva, Maggie Garrison and Ruth Silva, all of Roswell, Linda Alywin, of Dallas, Texas, Della Griffith and husband Griff, of San Antonio, Texas, and numerous special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is also survived by her childhood best friends and sisters in Christ, Chenay Trujillo, Karen Duke and Robbie Higgins.

Debbie was a lifelong resident of Roswell coming from Arizona. She was extremely active in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Debbie was very active in the St. John’s parish and the International Petroleum Association while at Ritter & Company. Her passion in life was taking care of children, not only her own but all other children that passed through her life. Debbie loved the mountains, especially Bonita Lake. She was a dedicated employee for 18 years at Glenn’s Furniture and 13 years at Ritter & Company, and then she dedicated her time for her babies at Nannies Daycare. No matter who passed through her life, they all became family. She is leaving us with the ultimate legacy of how life should be lived.

She fought so hard to survive the terrible “C” word since she found out about it on Jan. 19th, 2013. She was a fighter because she has always been a fighter, but the good Lord said that it was time for her to go home and be with her mom, dad, and our beautiful angel Ravae.

We would like to thank the staff in the ICU at ENMMC, Dr. Chechani, Dr. Wenner and Dr. Badine. We also want to give a big thank you to the staff and doctors in the MICU at University Medical Center in Lubbock, they did everything possible to keep her comfortable and help her survive the last three weeks. Also a big thank you to Leprino Foods employees for all of their support through this. We will also remember the support of our family, friends and co-workers while Debbie was in the hospital.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Chaves County CASA Program, PO Box 2131, Roswell, NM 88202. Also donations can go to the Debbie Silva Memorial Fund in care of First American Bank.

Family will be gathering at 914 N. Delaware following the Rosary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, and on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, the memorial service reception will follow at the Ave Maria Center right by St. John’s Parish.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Tearful Memories
My tears are falling
Each tear is a memory
It represents our time together
Those memories will always be with us
We will never forget her
She was special to us
Her heart has survived
through so much pain and sorrow
That heart will live on forever
Her legacy will live on through us
We will never forget her laugh and smile
Just remember that distinct laugh
It was her time to go
Her life ended with peace
She was a great lady, loving wife,
mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Lacy (Silva) Flores

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