VisitationParker Funeral Home Chapel
Baird, TX 79504
Mary Alice Silba
Mary Alice Silba, 72, passed from this life May 3, 2019, with her husband and close family members by her side. Alice was dearly loved by her family and numerous friends and will be greatly missed.
Alice, as she was known to everyone, was born August 10, 1946, to the late Augustine and Henrietta Gonzales in Stamford, Texas. It was there where she attended school and helped to raise her 5 siblings.
Alice met the love of her life, Henry Silba, at a dance in Cisco, Texas. They were married on November 17, 1962, and made their home in Baird, Texas, where they raised their 3 daughters. Alice worked as a waitress at the U-U steakhouse. She would later go on to own and operate her own restaurants, Granny's and Alice's Mexican Food. Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing bingo, watching her favorite daytime soap operas, completing word search puzzles, and reading books by Joyce Meyers.
Those left to cherish her memory include the following: her husband of over 57 years: Henry Silba; daughter: Kathy Silba; daughter: Chris Chavarria and her husband Leonard; grandson: J.J. Carrillo and wife Carrie; granddaughter: Kayla Carrillo; granddaughter: Cissy Zigenhagen and husband Michael; and grandson: Thomas Chavarria and wife Sarah; 11 great grandchildren; brother: Wally Gonzales and wife Lilly; brother: Paul Gonzales and partner Mike McAteer; sister: Emma Gonzales-Martinez and her husband Chano; sisters-in-law: Alex Mendez and Delores Gonzales; brothers-in-law: Fred Mendez, Larry Segura, and Manuel Carrillo; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Vera Carrillo, brother Ruben Gonzales, and her youngest daughter Stephanie.
Pallbearers for the services are J.J. Carrillo, Thomas Chavarria, Michael Zigenhagen, Michael Silba, Wally Gonzales Jr., Bryan Gonzales, Marcus Martinez, Sal Murillo, Mo Gonzales, Pedro Cerda, A.J. Mendez, and Larry Segura Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Parker Adams, Dominic Carrillo, Xander Carrillo, Ryan Mata, and Jace Mata.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Parker Funeral Home in Baird. A rosary will be held at 7 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Parker Funeral Home. A Mass will be held at 10 am on Monday, May 6, 2019, at St.’s Joachim & Ann Catholic Church in Clyde.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Homestead Nursing Home in Baird for all the love, care, and support they showed to Alice and her family during her final days.