Bernadine Silva

LA JARA — La Jara resident Bernadine Silva, 47, passed away May 2, 2019.

Bernadine was welcomed into the world on Jan. 25, 1973 in La Jara, Colo., the daughter of Lawrence Silva and Annabelle Valdez. Bernadine devoted her life to raising her children. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who enjoyed cooking, being outdoors, playing baseball and spending time with her children and family.

Survivors include her father, Lawrence “Lencho” Silva of Espanola, N.M.; daughter, Isabel Sandoval of Wheat ridge, Colo.; sons, Nick Romero of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rodney Sandoval, Jr. of Lakewood, Colo.; father of her two eldest, Rodney Sandoval, Sr., of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Anita Rivera of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Larry (Renee) Silva of Sanford, Colo. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her mother, Annabelle Valdez; and father of her son, Gilbert Romero. 

A vigil service with recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Jara. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Jara. Cremation will follow and inurnment will be held at a later date.

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