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Obituary for James W. Silva

James W.  Silva
James Walter Silva, 60, of Henderson, CO, beloved husband, father and grandfather, born to Victoriano and Viola Silva of Arroyo Hondo, NM, passed away at his home on July 19, 2011. He was a graduate of New Mexico State University and was an Electrical Engineer. In 1975, he met his future wife, Priscilla LeFebre of Laramie, Wyoming. On December 14, 1979 they married and shortly thereafter moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked for 24 years for USWEST, later QWEST.

He is survived by his wife, Prescilla, three daughters, Teresa Sotelo and her husband Robert; Trinidad Botello and her husband Aaron; Sofia Williams and her husband Kenny; son, James Victor Silva; and grandchildren, Tessa, Isaac and Victor Sotelo; and Anthony and Serafina Williams. He is also survived by his mother, Viola Silva, brothers and sisters, Larry Silva (Evelyn), Rudy Silva (Lillian), Clifford and Theresa Silva, Merlinda Romero (Robert) and many other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father, Victoriano Silva.

For all his life he kept a beautiful garden. Even in the face of illness. He yearned for nothing more than to return to his hills and mountains of Northern New Mexico; his homeland where he was laid to rest.
Rosary was recited on July 24, 2011. Funeral mass was held on July 25, 2011. Both services were held at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco. Interment was held at the Upper Arroyo Hondo Cemetery.

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