Arline Silveira, long time member of this list and a genealogist for more
than 25 years has passed away.
The link to the San Jose Mercury News with her obituary is here:
Arline Loretta Silveira
Resident of Grover Beach
Arline Loretta Silveira passed away on September 18, 2016 after a brief
illness, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
She was born December 17, 1934 in San Jose to Joseph and Mary Azevedo, and
was the youngest of three children. She grew up on a dairy in East San Jose
and graduated from James Lick High School at age 16. She married Jerome
Silveira on May 18, 1952 and raised five children. They were involved in
school activities and they enjoyed camping with friends and family. She
also had a love of animals and the outdoors, and was a docent at the Youth
Science Institute. She was also very active in 4-H activities for several
She attended San Jose State University in the fall of 1982 until she moved
to Shell Beach in December of 1983 and attended Cal Poly studying zoology
and computer science. She loved living by the ocean.
Arline enjoyed doing stained glass projects, making jewelry by lost wax
casting method, creating quilts for family members and many other arts and
crafts. She loved books and had always read daily. She enjoyed doing jigsaw
and word puzzles and logic problems. She was a square dancer for several
years and had many friends. She spent many years doing Azorean genealogy
and helped many people find their ancestors. She loved traveling,
especially to her beloved Azores Islands.
She is survived by her children Randy Silveira of San Jose, Toni Wallace of
Reno, Jeri Silveira Corvinus of Valley Springs, CA, Lori Williams (Rick) of
Grover Beach, Lisa Gularte of Arroyo Grande and eight grandchildren: Loren
Green Silveira, Shawn Wallace, Jessalyn Wallace, Christopher Corvinus,
Johnathan Corvinus, Danny Williams, Bailee Gularte and Kody Gularte. She
was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Philbert Azevedo and her
sister Elaine Alderete.
Mass will be at St. Pauls Church on Bello St. in Pismo Beach on Saturday
September 24th 2016 at 1:00pm, reception to follow at hall. In lieu of
flowers, do something kind for your Mother or loved ones.
View the online memorial for Arline Loretta Silveira
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 21, 2016
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