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Charles "B-Bop" Silvas Sr.

1949 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Charles "B-Bop" Silvas Sr. Obituary
Charles Vaughn Silvas Sr. "B-Bop" was born February 7, 1949 in Hemet CA to Leandro "Lee" and Lucy Mary (Fernandez) Silvas and passed away on May 14, 2018. He was a proud member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians and a longtime resident of the San Jacinto Valley.
Charles attended Hemet schools through eighth grade and graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1967. He started coaching frosh/soph football at his alma mater in 1978 and also coached boys' and girls' basketball and softball teams there. He coached women's basketball at Mt. San Jacinto College for two years and helped coach West Valley High School boys' basketball from 2006 to 2009.
Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Yvonne (Becerra) Silvas; daughter Dondi Reneé Silvas, grandson Joseph William Burton Jr. (DaiseJanay) and great- grandson Joseph Charles Lee Burton; son Charles Vaughn Silvas Jr. and granddaughters Heaven Cheyenne and Sky Kay-Lee Silvas; daughter Denise Roxanne Silvas-Thomas (DeMario) and granddaughter Shayna Lee Silvas-Thomas; siblings Theresa Seaton and Harold Silvas; and godchild Richie Miranda. He will also be missed by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and those whose lives he touched over the years through coaching, teaching, mentoring and supporting.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Marion Dave "Bugs," Leandro "Tato," Allynn Lynn, Daniel and Grace Anestasie Silvas; in-laws Frances Grace and Joe Becerra; niece Brenna Lynn Silvas (infant son) and nephews Sean and Norman "Beatle" Ruiz Jr.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet. A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21 at Valle Vista Assembly of God, 45252 State Highway 74, Hemet. Interment will be at Soboba Indian Reservation Cemetery with lunch to follow at Soboba Sports Complex, 24340 Soboba Road, San Jacinto.
Published in Press-Enterprise on May 18, 2018
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