Virginia "Ginny" (Cleveland) Silk (1941 - 2018)

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Silk, Virginia Ellen passed peacefully in her home on April 17, 2018. She was born in Seattle, WA on December 20, 1941 to Donald and Blanche (Martin) Creighton. She was a devoted mother to Ginger, Gordon, David, and Athena Cleveland. She attended S.C.C., and in 1980, she became the 1st Appliance Repair Woman in Spokane, WA.

Virginia wed Ronald Silk in 1988, and in 1991 they moved to Colville, WA where they resided for 23 years. The last few years, they resided in Hayden Idaho.

Being a strong and independent matriarch who overcame many obstacles in her 76 years, she taught others the value of family, friends, traditions, and laid a strong foundation for her family.

Ginny had many hobbies and skills! She was highly known for her amazing pickles, & referred to as "The Pie Lady". She loved to fish, garden, can, bake, travel, craft, and cook meals for many who cherished her. Her true love was watching her Seahawks!

Ginny was a well-loved, diverse woman who always welcomed people with open arms. Her loving, down-to-earth presence will be truly missed.

Ginny was preceded in death by: parents, sister Ruth Dudley, and beloved son David Cleveland (Guardipee). Ginny survived by: husband Ron; step-siblings Keith Jones, Barbara Unacks; children Ginger (Allen) Smith, Gordon Cleveland, Athena Cleveland; stepchildren Todd (Pam), Scott, Wade, Aaron Silk; 18 grandkids; 5 great-grandsons; many friends and family who will miss her dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Saturday July 14th, 2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane 1:30 ~ 5:00pm. 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. Spokane, WA. (Inquires may email: [email protected])
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
4340 W Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224
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Published in Spokesman-Review from July 8 to July 14, 2018
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