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Juanita Silvara

1917 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Juanita Silvara Obituary

1917 - 2011

Juanita Jeane Silvara, 93 of Oroville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011.

She was born in Webb City, Missouri on Nov. 23, 1917 to Mont and Edith Stumbo. Juanita had three sisters, Katherine, Gaunita, and Marie. Juanita and Gaunita were identical twins that few could tell apart. As children they liked to dress in the same clothes.

Juanita moved to Oroville in 1947 and worked as a bookkeeper for a local downtown bank. Later, she worked at a downtown Doctor's office. She was married to Melvin Silvara for 30 years and had a son, Bruce Silvara. She was a member of the Oroville Fire Dept.'s "Firebells". These wives of the firemen would supply food and coffee to the firemen at large fires. She was also a member of the Thermalito Baptist Church and the Grace Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Juanita loved to fish and could sit by the lake all day with a fishing pole in her hand. Other hobbies included gardening, San Francisco Giants baseball, and crossword puzzles. Once a year she enjoyed trips to Reno to Circus Circus to play the slot machines.

Survivors include former husband, Melvin Silvara of Oroville; son, Bruce Silvara of Chico, and sister, Marie Sidenstricker of Oroville.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 21, 2011
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