|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1914|
San Miguel County
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2005|
Obituary from Butte's Montana Standard 08/23/2005:
Amelia Elizabeth Silver, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on Aug. 16 in Spokane, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
Amelia was born to Finnish immigrants John and Elizabeth Kortes, in Telluride, Colo., on Aug. 5, 1914. As an infant she moved to Butte with her family. She attended Grant Grade School, Butte High School and Butte Business College.
She married Emmett J. Shea. Together they had three children. The family moved to Reno, Nev., where they lived for 14 years before returning to Butte in 1955. Emmett died in 1958. A second marriage to F. Raymond Silver ended in divorce.
Amelia worked at St. James Community Hospital in the physical therapy department. Later she owned and operated a magazine-gift shop at Bert Mooney Airport. Amelia was an avid golfer as a member of the Butte Country Club and the Highland View Golf Association. She was a sports enthusiast taking many classes at the "Y" including racquetball and cross country skiing. Her activities included St. Patrick's Mothers' Club and the Butte Central High School Boosters. Amelia's long service as a volunteer was recognized in 1995 with an award for 33 years of continuous service at St. James Community Hospital.
Amelia resided at the Waterford Retirement Center where she was a charter member. She love being with many lifetime friends as well as the opportunity to make new ones. As her health failed it was necessary to move near her family in Spokane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Kortes; sisters, Sue Ivey and Mary Gelling; daughter, Maureen S. Monk; and son, James E. Shea.
Amelia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and William Barber of Spokane; grandchildren, David E. Barber, Spokane, Julie (Christopher) Bene, Vancouver, Wash., Kristen (Alan) Dittmaier, Seattle, Paul (Carolyn) Barber, La Jolla Calif., Kevin (Julie) Barber, Seattle, and Michael S. Monk of San Francisco; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Lauren Bene, Jack, Nicholas and Kevin Barber, Grady and Gretchen Dittmaier, and Zachary Barber.
At Amelia's request her remains have been cremated. Liturgy of the Resurrection was celebrated in Jesuit House, Gonzaga University, with Joseph Conwell, Society of Jesus, celebrant. Private graveside services will be held in Butte at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to any Butte charity.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Aug 23, 2005
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