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Rene Silva

March 11, 1970 December 21, 2018
Rene Silva
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Obituary for Rene Silva

Rene Silva, age 48, passed away at home on Friday, December 21, 2018. He was known for his big warm heart and being a hard worker.

Rene was born on March 11, 1970 in Bellingham, Washington to Modesto and Oralia “Lala” Silva and raised mostly by stepfather Gilbert and Oralia Saenz. He was the youngest of six children. Rene grew up on the Wiser Lake Rd. and helping on the family raspberry farm. He lettered all four years in football and baseball at Lynden High School before graduating in 1989. After graduation he worked for John Clark Berry Farms then moved to the Bow area working for Mukhtiar Farms as a farm supervisor. He enjoyed his companion dogs and cats, fishing and farming. He loved watching UW football, Seahawks, and the Mariners.

Rene is survived by daughter Rochelle Courage (Caleb) of Yakima, siblings Fred (Rachel) Silva, Florinda Silva, Sandy Saenz, Virginia (Ernie) Garza, Modesto Silva Jr., and Elisa (Eduardo) Becerra; longtime girlfriend Judy Reynolds, stepfather Gilbert Saenz, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Rene is preceded in death by his parents Modesto Silva and Oralia “Lala” Saenz.

You are invited to remember Rene on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. at North County Christ the King Church followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the on-line Guest Book at www.GilliesFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Previous Events

Service

Wednesday

2

Jan

1:00 PM 1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
North County Christ the King Community Church

1816 18th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

North County Christ the King Community Church
1816 18th Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

2

Jan

2:15 PM 1/2/2019 2:15:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery

605 E. Wiser Lake Rd.
Lynden, WA 98264

This time is approximate as graveside will follow the Memorial Service.

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