Tillie Silva (1926 - 2018)

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  • "The first day I met you, when Gabrielle and Alex moved in..."
    - Peggy and Gavino Lopez
  • "Oh what wonderful parties you always had! Lots of yummy..."
    - Sheila Gore
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    - June Abrams/Raburn
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Tillie Silva

Tillie Silva went home to the Lord surrounded by family on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born on October 18, 1926 to Donato and Epimenia Lucero in San Jose, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her brother, Joe Lucero, her sister, Connie McElheney, and her daughter, Kathleen Worland. Tillie is survived by her sisters; Stella Vigil, Angeline Stanley, Cora Ogilvie and husband Richard, her son Jerry Silva and wife Georgia, grandchildren Barbara Forrister and husband Ray, Jeffrey and Jason Silva, great grandchildren Julie and Elena Forrister, many nieces and nephews. With gratitude to Nora Bird and John Lucero for their continued devotion. After completing nursing school, she worked at St. Anthony's Hospital in Las Vegas, NM.

In 1959 she moved to Albuquerque to be a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a 25 year career with APS. Tille was a dedicated Catholic at Immaculate Conception Church.

Tillie's Life

Celebration will begin with a

Visitation on

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church located at 619 Copper Ave NW, followed by a Rosary at 9:00

a.m. and Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Committal will be held on Monday,

July 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at Sunset Memorial Park located at 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit Tillie's online guestbook at


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2400 Washington St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 4, 2018