Kimberly Joann Silva, 55, passed away on Thursday, March 28 at her home in Escalon.
She was born on Oct.12, 1957, born into a loving family with two sisters, and one brother. She grew up in the town of Stockton and graduated from St. Mary’s high school, following up with her nursing degree, and masters from the University Of The Pacific. She was then a registered nurse for the Critical Care Unit of St. Joseph’s and Memorial for 33 years.
She married Gary Silva, and gave birth to a daughter named Ashley, who was her whole world. She did everything she could to make Ashley’s life memorable, and taught her the values of hard work, dedication, and taking time to see the beauty in everything, even when life seems off track. She devoted everyday of her career to saving lives, and making a difference in the medical field.
Shortly before her diagnosis of adonocarsonoma in November of 2009, she was credited with nurse of the year in California. She faced tragedies in life, but continuously made the best of every moment. Her astounding strength and perseverance is a model for her 18-year-old daughter graduating from high school at Central Catholic.
She left an imprint on everyone’s heart she knew. Her beautiful smile and contagious laugh carried an everlasting effect on her friends and family who have been left behind. She is out of sight but forever in our hearts.
She was preceded in death by one sister and her step-father.
A visitation was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon.
For condolences to the family, visit their website at www.deeganfuneralchapels.com.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
April 3, 2013