Herlinda Contreras Silva

December 7th 1934 - April 19th 2024

Herlinda Contreras Silva

Herlinda C. Silva was born December 7, 1934 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 19, 2024, at the age of 89.  She married Jose A. Silva (deceased) at the age of 16 and was married for 58 years.  She had her first of ten children nine and a half months later at the age of 17.  She was 35 when she had her last child.  She is survived by her children in order of birth:  Vicky Salas, Joe Silva, Eddie Silva, Lupe Silva, Lucy Hunt, Irene Husman, Morris Silva, Lawrence Silva, Gusty Silva, and Alex Silva.  She had many (over 36) grandchildren and great grandchildren.

With just a third grade education, she taught herself to read and write English and Spanish.  She was a great cook (everyone loved her steak Chicana, chile rellenos, and chilaquiles); loved find-the-word books, and coloring books.  Oh, and let’s not forget going to the casinos! Raising ten children and babysitting many grandchildren was not easy!  She truly was a remarkable woman and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Funeral Mass at 12pm and Committal at 1:00 pm. At the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 7100 Verner Avenue in Citrus Heights, California.