Diane (Bayliss) Silva (1955-2009)

Jul 15, 1955 – Oct 26, 2009

Dianne Bayliss Silva, 54, passed away Oct. 26, 2009, in Grants Pass, Ore. She was born July 15, 1955, in Hot Springs, S.D. to William and Hazel Bayliss. She graduated from Napa High School in 1973 and married John Silva in Reno, NV on August 18, 1973. She worked as a switchboard operator for 10 years. Dianne was very active with camping, fishing, cooking and spending time with her five grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Silva, and daughters, Cathy (Monte) Pearson and Anne (Kevin) Heins, all of Grants Pass, Ore.; grandchildren, Luke Silva, Aimee Jones, Jacob Thiede, John Heins and Katelyn Thiede; sisters, Sharon K. Greer of Vacaville and Tami; nieces, Suzanne and Catherine; and nephew, Sean.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Bayliss.

Memorial services were held Oct. 30, 2009, at Stephens Family Chapel, Grants Pass, OR, with James Downing, pastor of Jerome Prairie Bible Church, officiating.

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