|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1920|
Santa Cruz County
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 2011|
Louise M. Ash-Silva, 91, of Castroville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
She was born November 24, 1920 in the Trafton district of Watsonville. She resided in the Salinas and Castroville area for her entire life. She attended Elkhorn school, Salinas High School, class of 1938, and Hartnell College. She majored in Business, with an emphasis in typing, shorthand, business law, accounting, and business English.
Louise married George R. Silva from Salinas on November 9, 1940. They had two children, Stanley George Silva and Kathryn Louise Silva-Boyer. In August 1940, Louise took a position for the Monterey County Hospital and Health Department. When their first child was born, Louise resigned her position to stay at home to take care of their children. In 1951, Louise went back to work for the Salinas Union High School District. During this time of service, she was the principal secretary at North Salinas High School, until she retired in 1983. She thoroughly enjoyed this position and all the different principals.
She was a kind loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Louise had a passion for her many fruit trees and roses. She was always tending to her garden by rototilling, picking flowers, and picking fruit to give to people. She was known for her generosity. She will forever be in our hearts.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George R. Silva and her son, Stanley George Silva. Louise leaves behind, her daughter, Kathryn Louise Silva-Boyer and son-in-law, Carl Louis Boyer of Paso Robles; daughter-in-laws, Shirley Louise Silva and Katherine Lee Silva and sister-in-law Aedwina Ash. Louise had 6 Grandchildren; Danette Silva-Smith, Stanley George Silva, Jr.; Tamberlyn Lee Silva, Jennifer Silva-Burke, David Boyer, and Diane Boyer-Terrell. She also had 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 830 Padre Dr., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial will follow at Castroville District Cemetery.
The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Source: Struve & Laporte Funeral Home
Fred J Ash (1891 - 1962)
Mildred I Trafton Ash (1898 - 1980)
George Raymond Silva (1914 - 2000)*
Stanley George Silva (1943 - 2007)*
Edward John Ash (1917 - 1979)*
James Ira Ash (1918 - 2007)*
Louise M. Ash Silva (1920 - 2011)
Florence Elizabeth Ash Young (1922 - 2007)*
Lewis Ash (1925 - 1985)*
Castroville Public Cemetery
Plot: Block 3, Section 14, Lot 23.
Created by: Mark Utley
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83354279