He was born June 16, 1935 to Refugio Silva and Galdina Lerma in Durango, Mexico.
Manuel enjoyed fishing, casinos and gardening. He always thought he would win the lottery because he bought so many lottery and scratcher tickets. He was a Dodger fun and loved to watch baseball on TV. Manuel loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Elva, of the home. They shared 51 years of marriage. Also surviving him are six children: Irma Trevino of Wichita, Kansas; Lorenzo Silva and wife Carol of Roswell; Miguel Silva and wife Elisa of Carlsbad; Sergio Silva and wife Ivy of Roswell; Virginia Gutierrez and husband Michael of Roswell; Sonia Silva of Roswell. In addition he is survived by one brother, Juan Silva and wife Enriquita of El Paso, Texas; 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Refugio & Galdina Lerma Silva, Brothers: Pablo Silva, Nicholas Silva and Arcadio Silva, Sister: Manuela Figueroa, and 1 daughter, Maria Elena Silva.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.