Evelyn Ann Silva Belk was born in Winton, CA to Manuel and Rose Faias on May 22, 1926. She was the third of five siblings. God took her in his arms on Sept. 28, 2018 at her care facility in Salida, CA at the age of 92 years.
She met and married Tony Silva, where they resided in Newman, CA and then moved to Crows Landing. She had three children and was a home maker and cook for Manuel Furtado for 20 years. Evelyn and her husband worked very hard to help build Mt. View Ballpark and it was a very special place to her and her family. She spent every evening there during the summer taking care of the concession stand. She was involved in the Mt. View PTA and was made an honorary member in 1967. She was also an aide at Chatom Elementary School.
She moved to W. Main St. in Turlock, CA, where she spent the remainder of her life. Here she loved growing flowers and raising Parakeets and cockatiels. She met a lot of friends selling her birds. She was a hard working woman and loving mother and mamaw.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Manuel & Eddie Faias; sister Caroline Cunha; husbands Tony Silva, Robert McBride, and Bob Belk; son Ronald Silva; two grandchildren, Craig & Jeffery Silva; and one daughter-in-law Cheri Silva.
She leaves behind her son Donald Silva; daughter Debi Serpa (Brad); grandchildren Dona Silva, Shelby Avilla (Trenton), and Jared Serpa (Shelli); three great-grandchildren Avery & Addison Avilla and Claire Serpa; and one sister Rosaline Rifredi.
A visitation will occur from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service in Turlock, California. There will be a rosary during the visitation at 6:00 PM.
A funeral service will occur at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock, CA. She will be laid to rest at Turlock Memorial Park. Following the graveside service, there will be a reception at Mt. View Grange Hall.
Donations can be made to Community Hospice: 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, California 95356; or Mt. View Recreation Center: 1524 W. Tuolumne Road, Ceres, California 95307.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/turlock-ca/whitehurst-norton-dias-funeral-service/7044 for the Belk family.