Sylvia Subia

Sylvia Aurora Juarez Subia Retired Counselor Sylvia Aurora Juarez was born August 5th, 1950-died August 10, 2013. She was the 3rd oldest child born in Visalia at the Visalia Municipal Hospital. Her parents were Frank Isabel Juarez originally from Texas & Connie Cordova, also from Texas later on they relocated to Visalia. She was the 3rd oldest of 7 sisters & 3 brothers. Her brother Frank passed away at infancy. She also had a younger sister, Norma Torres, who passed away 5 years ago. Sylvia is survived by her partner of 20 years, Nancy Baughman. Sylvia had one son Robert Subia and 3 daughters Sylvia Garcia, Gina Juarez and Irene Diaz, all of Visalia. Her other siblings included Yolanda Juarez, Thelma Madrid, Patricia "Cindy" McPherson, Robert Haro, Linda Arona-Garoia, Joe Arrona, & Loreena "Lori" Arrona. Sylvia is also survived by 17 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sylvia enjoyed spending time with her family & friends. She loved traveling and camping. She loved to go to the casinos & playing slots. We tagged her with the nickname "lucky Lucy"! Sylvia suffered a massive Splenic aneurysm 2 years ago & was blessed by The Lord to survive after the hospital dr.'s only gave her a .05% chance of surviving. The Lord performed numerous miracles for her. After losing 85% of her blood from the aneurysm she had to be put on dialysis every other day. By the time she left the hospital, her Dr.. Told her he seldom gets the pleasure to take someone off dialysis. For the last two years she spent most of her time watching TV. Her favorite shows were criminal minds, and Law & Order, Cold Case. She also was a long time fan of I love Lucy, everybody Loves Raymond & two & a Half Men. Sylvia loved listening to oldies, dancing the country music line dancing. The lady had a lot of Soul! Sylvia touched the lives of many individuals who struggled with the disease of addiction & for those who remember her in recovery; she freely shared her amazing stories about her journey in recovery & how her spirituality laid the foundation which attracted many people to practice the principals of recovery & planted the seeds of salvation to those who struggled to believe. She was simply put, an amazing lady, mother, friend, counselor, grandmother, Tia, sister & partner. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Funeral Home

Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel
127 East Caldwell Avenue Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 635-1144

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2013