Linda Byrd Silva
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 31, 1955
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2016
Gone but never forgotten. Fly high our beautiful birdy, fly high

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Linda Byrd Silva, 61, born on March 31, 1955 and passed away on April 18, 2016. We will remember her forever.  Although, she lost her long battle to cancer she never gave up. She fought this disease with all the spit and vinegar she had to give.  She has always been strong and courageous and she left this world with all the grace, dignity and spirit as anyone could imagine. She taught us all how to be a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, friend.  She had the rare ability to make friends wherever she went and she loved each and every one.  Rest in peace and fly high forever our precious birdy.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kevin Van Dine on 23rd July 2016

"Am just bum out she was the best kin a guy could  have will think about you every. Day in tell we are one one more time Gus sorry about your lost it hurt's, me too love ya Gus"

This tribute was added by Sandra Morales on 7th May 2016

"To my favorite aunt Linda. I still cant believe you are gone. Last night i had dream about you &  it felt so real when I woke I then realized it was a dream. Its hard for me to accept that youre gone but I know that now your pain is gone. Youre in a better place now & I know you are looking down on us from heaven. Im going to miss you & your beautiful smile. Rest assured we will do our best take care of uncle Gus....cuz I know he is going to miss the love of his life. You were such a caring & giving person to everyone thats why you were loved by so many people. You  will truly be missed by all. Say hello to my dad Johnny & brother Rick from us. Give my dad a hug & kiss for me. Love you auntie are gone but will never be forgotten. RIP Linda ~ fly like a Byrd."

This tribute was added by Maridean Schmidt on 6th May 2016

"Linda, difficult to put a tribute to you in words.  I thought of a poem (my poems often made you smile, if not laugh), but for once I cannot come up with words that rhyme.  I have so many Special memories, also some regrets.  I sincerely regret missing your last luncheon; I regret that we never had our weekend in San Clemente that we talked about.  The wonderful memories are too numerous to list, always in my mind and heart.  You are, without a doubt, a beautiful, strong, giving, loving person with so much devotion to your family and friends and I feel so blessed to be one of those friends.  Love to you always, Maridean"

This tribute was added by Barbara Day on 30th April 2016

""To the little girl that grew up around the corner from me.  I will always remember you sitting on your lawn and thinking to myself what a little doll.  As fate would have it I met up with you again playing bunco in 1983.  I will always remember the bar-be-cues, parties until all hours of the night, but most of all I'll never forget "Johnny's Steak House."  We all danced the night away for at least two to three years straight.  You and Gus, Darrell and I Debbie and Craig.  Thank you Linda for all the beautiful memories. I will cherish them forever, love you."

This tribute was added by Julie Fairburn on 30th April 2016

"Tears still run down my cheeks and my heart still breaks as I remember every beautiful moment we shared together.  You were one of a kind my friend.  You loved life and you embraced it and those that shared time with you did the same.  You always brought a smile to my face, you made me laugh with your keen sense of humor and you inspired me with your great spirit and desire to love life. There are some people you just connect with in life and we connected from the first time we met 31 years ago.  As my life moves forward it will never be the same without you.  I miss you and I will miss you forever.  I still wear my necklace in memory of you and around my neck it will remain.  Rest with the angels one of my greatest friends.  I look forward to seeing you again some day.  In my heart you will remain."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Baylor on 28th April 2016

"It is still hard to grasp the fact that you are gone from this earth but are now an angel in heaven with those that went before you, watching over all that you love and hold most dear, all are thankful you are no longer suffering. We will never forget you and will always love you the beautiful lady with a contagious smile to brighten everyone's day.To have shared in each others lives was a special blessing to me that will be cherished forever. Until we meet again. Love you."

This tribute was added by Kathy Clark on 28th April 2016

"God bless you Linda. You always said hello and sat down to chat while at Kaiser. You were an angel on earth and your wings carried you up where you are now an angel watching over your family and friends. God bless you Linda forever."

This tribute was added by Cathy Shearer on 28th April 2016

"Linda enlightened every day with her laughter, smile and kindness.  So many precious memories working with her at Kaiser. Praying for her family...She will forever live in your hearts. God Bless."

This tribute was added by Heike Bedick on 27th April 2016

"I worked with Linda at Kaiser for years.  Linda lit up any and every day!  Her smile, laughing eyes and just talking to her would make your day.  You are missed!!  Leaving an empty pit deep inside, as it's still hard to believe that you have gone. Praying to Gus and your boys for strength, as you are now gone from this old world.  No more pain, but you are missed and will always be remembered.  Love to you."

This tribute was added by Sofia Hatfield on 27th April 2016

"I worked with Linda for many years. She always had us laughing. Such a wonderful person and I know she has touched so many hearts. Linda you were a great friend and I feel so blessed you were part of my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gus and your children. Rest in peace my friend ."

This tribute was added by Elvira Becerra on 27th April 2016

"To my friend Linda, i will miss our friendship we had as friends and partners when we worked together, how we argued, laughed and picked at each other but i know we will see each other again. Although no words can really help to ease the pain of your loss to your loved ones, but the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen them."

This tribute was added by Holly Seale on 27th April 2016

"I worked with Linda at Kaiser for many years. We had so much fun & getting into trouble together. You will eternally be in my heart & missed.
Love you"

This tribute was added by Kevin Van Dine on 27th April 2016

"I mean ya  all my life will miss every day and well think  about ya every day for the rest of my life  you  where the best love of my life as kin  fell sorry for your family thy lost a good lady mother ect  hope for the best for Gus has to be hard for ta as it is far all of us to lose a wonderful person god bless you all"

This tribute was added by Kevin Van Dine on 27th April 2016

"wiell miss you all my life you were the best  love ya wall way;s"

This tribute was added by Toni Allen on 26th April 2016

"To a beautiful woman inside and out, Linda Byrd Silva.  Linda was so much fun to work with.  You will forever be missed and never forgotten.
Linda never complained about her situation.  Her concerns were for her Gus and her boys after she was gone.  Until we meet again, heaven is very lucky to have you.  Thank you for the tribute.  It is well deserved"

This tribute was added by BARBARA VAN DINE on 25th April 2016

"Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.  I was there when you entered into this world and when you left it. I will always cherish the happy times we had together.  The greatest gift our parents gave us was YOU."

This tribute was added by Kevin Van Dine on 25th April 2016


This tribute was added by Linda Herget on 24th April 2016

"To a wonderful lady that I met briefly. May you rest forever in the arms of the Angels and know that you will be forever loved and will surely be missed."

This tribute was added by Michelle Hawkins-Roza on 24th April 2016

"To my #1 Auntie although your wings were ready my heart was not, but the memories you left me no price tag can hold. My fondest memories are you and my Sister helping my Mom raise me and me always hanging out with you, all those many trips to foothill liquor buying slim jims and Pepsi. Until we meet again....."

This tribute was added by Rick Hawkins on 24th April 2016

"My sweet precious auntie. It's so hard to comprehend that you no longer with us. You are so loved by so many. I will forever miss you. Rest in peace,love you and until we meet again you will always be in my thoughts. Give my mom, grandma and grandpa a big hug for me.."

This tribute was added by Anthony Ruffinelli on 24th April 2016

"Dear Auntie Linda it is way to early for you to be gone.. I just wanted to thank you for always welcoming me as family since day one 16 years ago. I remember you always telling me how much you like hugging me "the big guy" lol.. i will miss your hugs for sure. I am glad you are not in pain anymore and up there with your sister "funny grandma" tell her hi for me and i love her.. you will be missed by us all. Love you Auntie Linda..RIP"

This tribute was added by Deann Weaver on 24th April 2016

"I will always love you and miss you always.. you are and were and always will be a very special person to me my kids and all of us.  I am lost without you but I am so glad you are no longer in any pain anymore.  U didn't deserve this.  I love you so much and have so much to say just don't know how to Put it in the right words.  I know you are looking down and watching over all of us..  until we meet again.. I have so much to tel you.  Love you grandma Linda.. save a place for me"

This tribute was added by Shondi Ruffinelli on 23rd April 2016

"My beautiful sassy great aunt Linda . Whom I  will always cherish and adore and ,smile when I think of you even though right now it's still a little hard to believe your an angel now. I will stay strong though for those who need me  like we talked about.. And always hold you close to my  heart. I love you my silly Aunty"

This tribute was added by Deborah Salgueiro on 23rd April 2016

"To my aunt, sister, and lifelong best friend.  I still can't believe you are gone.  My heart will forever have an empty spot.  I pray you are at peace now and are with your mom, dad, sister and others in heaven who now have you for eternity.  I will love you forever. Until we meet again."

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