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Florinda Silva

May 31, 1964 March 28, 2019
Florinda Silva
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Obituary for Florinda Silva

Florinda “Flo” M. Silva, age 54, passed away at home in Ferndale on Thursday, March 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Flo was sweet and fun loving, thoughtful, and very giving. She welcomed everyone with open arms and went out of her way to make everyone feel special.

Flo was born in Lubbock, Texas on May 31, 1964 to parents Modesto Silva and Oralia (Cantu) Saenz. She was one of six children. Flo grew up picking berries in the Lynden area fields and while in high school she enjoyed working at Big Scoop at Fairway Center. Flo was freshman homecoming princess and cheerleading captain before graduating from Lynden High School.

Flo was a CNA at the Christian Health Care Center for a time before retiring after 17 years from the Department of Social and Health Services as a childcare caseworker.

Flo is preceded in death by her parents and brother Rene Silva.

Flo is survived by her three children Amanda Flores (Erick), Erick De La Garza (Jaclyn) and Ruben J. De La Garza; six grandchildren Lorenzo Flores, Benito Flores, Nayeli De La Garza, Selena De La Garza, Isaac De La Garza and Jasmine De La Garza; and lifelong friend and ex-husband Ruben De La Garza Jr. She will be greatly missed by siblings Fred Silva, Sandy Saenz, Virginia Garza, Modesto Silva Jr. and Lisa Becerra, numerous other family members and longtime school friend Michelle (Luna) Stout.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. A Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lynden followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery about 12:30ish. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Apr

5:00 PM 4/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Apr

11:00 AM 4/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lynden

205 12th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lynden
205 12th Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

3

Apr

12:30 PM 4/3/2019 12:30:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery

605 E. Wiser Lake Rd.
Lynden, WA 98264

Greenwood Cemetery
605 E. Wiser Lake Rd. Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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