Billie Silva went home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, where she was welcomed into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ whom she had dedicated her life to. Billie was also greeted by her Husband, Luis, with whom she had longed to be reunited with since his passing in 2019. She leaves behind a grieving family who will miss her cooking and her generosity as you could never leave her house without getting food to take home! She would never hesitate to speak her mind, give you a strong opinion, or engage you in a conversation. We all appreciated and will miss her sense of humor and her quick wit as she always had a comeback for you. She was a true servant and dedicated her life to serving in healthcare, caregiving, cooking, and serving in her Church wherever she was needed. She was a "giver"; whether giving you a piece of her mind at times or giving you something to eat - this is her legacy! Billie was born in San Juan, New Mexico on September 21, 1933 to Mariano and Gregarita Apodaca, who preceded her in death. She had 7 siblings; Inez Apodaca, Mariano Apodaca, Cecilia Romero, Joe Eylicio, Albert Ortega, Nery Madrid, and Julia Sanchez. She was preceded in Death by her Husband of 68 years, Luis Silva. She described their marriage as the "proudest accomplishment of her life". She was also preceded by her Daughter Louise Silva, and her Son-in-Law Billy Marez. She is survived by her Daughter Lora Marez, who was her primary caregiver for the past two years, Her Son Steve Silva and wife Angela, and Her Son Scotty Silva and Wife Carrie. She also leaves a legacy of a Family that loved her dearly including, twelve Grandchildren; Shawn (Tricia) Marez, Liana (Mike) Nasci, Jolene (Tony) Fantauzzi, Billie (Everett) Padilla, Genelle Gallegos, Joshua (Adriana) Gallegos, Jeremiah (Marie) Gallegos, Jessica Silva, David (Robin) Silva, Theresa (Daniel) Schmitz, Andrea Silva, and Thomas Silva. She also had 30 Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great-great Grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, but we also take comfort in knowing that she is in the peaceful and joyful presence of Christ in her eternal home and reunited with her Husband and Family who have been waiting for that Heavenly reunion! A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande (Belen) on Saturday, January 9, 2020 at 9:30 am with a service to follow at 10:00 am. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date (to be determined). Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 w. Reinken Ave., (505) 864-4448. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.
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