Patricia Joan (Kingman) Silva, 87, of Livermore, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, after a long illness.
Patty was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 1931. She was raised on the family farm in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where she attended school from elementary through her junior year. The summer of 1948 she moved from Upper Sandusky to San Leandro, California. She attended her senior year and graduated from San Leandro High in June of 1949.
She worked for her mother at their family restaurant near the Bel Theater in San Leandro where she met her husband, George E. Silva.
Patty and George became engaged and married the summer of 1949. They started a family and bought their first home in Hayward in 1952, where they raised their three children.
Patricia worked for Bank of America, starting at the Elmhurst Branch in the Oakland/San Leandro area. She retired from B of A in Angels Camp, after 35 years of service. At that time she and George spent most of their retirement at their home in the Sonora foothills (their little piece of heaven) until relocating to Angels Camp. After George passed away she spent the rest of her years at Heritage Estates in Livermore.
Patty was known for her love of laughter, love of animals, her passion for singing and her beautiful and powerful singing voice.
Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Elra Henry Kingman; mother, Edith J. Williams; brothers, Raymond and Robert Tobey; sister, Margaret Stover; grandson, Chad James Hodges; husband, George Silva and son, David G. Silva.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Douglass and her husband Roger Douglass of Greer’s Ferry, Arkansas; daughter, Pamela Hodges and her husband James Hodges of Livermore. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Services were held at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Funeral Center in Hayward, on Jan. 7, 2019, at which time she was laid to rest.
Her laughter, her hugs and her love will be greatly missed.
“She sings with the Angels.”