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Official Obituary of

Linda Joyce Silveira

January 1, 1952 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Linda Silveira Obituary

Mom. Vavie. Honey. Sis. Aunt Linda. Mama Linda. Linda

Linda Joyce Silveira held many names for those who loved her and she embraced each one with her whole heart. For that reason, she leaves a legacy. A space in our hearts that can never be filled and an endless amount of smiles for the memories that we’ll never forget.

She was born on January 1, 1952 in Tulare, California to David and Bernice Vieira. She joined her big brothers, David and Alvin.

She graduated from Tulare Union High School in 1970 and attended COS for two years.  It was then that she met the love of her life, Anthony P. Silveira Jr., running into each other around town and at the Tulare County Fair.

Her husband, Anthony, still beams about the beautiful Tulare girl in hot pants he met and married in 1972 - 52 years ago. She’d listen to him tell the story all these decades later, shaking her head, while boiling, baking and mixing one of her family meals for no less than sixteen hungry kids (grown and growing).

These meals all began with her four children: Anthony III, Christopher, Catina and Marcus. Then their spouses: Chelsea, Courtney, Chris and Laura. Then her greatest joys - her grandchildren: Blaine, Olivia, Kelly, Graham, Maximus, Zoe, Chase, Bree and Matthew.

But wait, there was more...

She always made extra for friends and neighbors. Whether it was a seat at the table or an invitation to a gathering. It was the mantra she lived by. Two or two hundred, the math was always the same. Just more.

With this relentlessly giving heart and spirit, it only makes sense that she would give back to the community too.

A 4-H leader specializing in sewing and cooking, citizenship and showing animals

A member of the KitCarson PTA

Quarterback Club President

Always a team mom, no matter the sport

Soccer and softball Coach

Honorary cheerleader for her deep love of the games (and for occasionally letting a ref know he’s made a bad call)

Miss Kings County (sharing her prior expertise from running for Miss Tulare County and being big queen for Holy Ghost of Tulare)

Children’s Home Society

HOW (Helping One Woman)

Friends of Westlake Village

Member of the Elks Club

Soroptimist

Soroptimist, the organization, but mainly the (family of) women always held a special place in Linda’s heart. The platform of purpose and the lasting friendship filled her up.  She was in her element when she was working alongside these wonderful ladies. Since joining in 2006, she’s held many committee positions (President, Board of Directors, Regional Director and Fundraising Chair of the SPR Board) and across many affiliations (Business Technology Center, Live Your Dream, Child Spree, Festival of Trees, S-Club).

Volunteering was what she did in what others might call “spare time”.  She’s had many jobs, like selling granny smith apples and apple juice at local markets (her apple crisp recipe making the newspaper), to offering Mary Kay skincare and make-up products. Linda’s longest running job was making others feel confident and she did it better than anyone.  She graduated beauty school in 1990 and owned her own salon in the early years.  She was always ready for house calls and would always make sure her clients were party ready.  Her gift with scissors was unparalleled, lending her expertise more recently in the fabric department at Hobby Lobby.

Her party planning skills were unrivaled.

Her knack for decorating was always on point.

Her preparedness for any sporting event was unmatched.

Her laugh was purely infectious.

If you needed to borrow some lipstick, she was your girl.

We want to say that we’re lost without you (because we are) but we know you wouldn’t allow us to be like that - at least not forever. Just give us a little bit of time. We’ll keep our head in the game, find a path forward and keep going. Just like you always did for us. For now, we’ll take comfort that you’re reunited with your parents, David and Bernice, and with your grandson, Chase.

We love you!

A Rosary and funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 @ 10am at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford CA.

There will be a reception held at the Hanford Fraternal Hall Association in Hanford, CA after the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to:

Soroptimist International of Hanford (in memory of Linda)

PO Box 192

Hanford, CA 93232

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Brigid's Catholic Church
1001 N. Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Brigid's Catholic Church
1001 N. Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230

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