Hillcrest Funeral Home - West

5054 Doniphan Drive, El Paso, TX


Manuel R. Silva

August 8, 1934June 4, 2020

Manuel R. Silva, age 85, of Anthony, New Mexico passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Manuel was born August 8, 1934, to Guadalupe Silva Romero and Francisco Chavez.

Manuel attended Gadsden High School and was a proud member of the Gadsden Panthers' Viejos. Manuel worked at the FCI La Tuna and retired after 27 years as Camp Administrator. Manuel joined the US Navy in December of 1952 during the Korean War.

Manuel is survived by his wife of 62 years Yolanda Silva; son Manuel R. Silva (Juanita Silva); and daughter Sandra Mendez (Michael Mendez); grandson Marcus Mendez; Sister Ramona Duran.

Manuel was preceded in death by; son Steve Silva; father Francisco Chavez and mother Guadalupe Silva Romero.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Funeral Home West 5054 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, TX. Vigil service to begin at 11:00 AM. Private Committal Service will take place at 1:00 PM at Ft Bliss National Cemetery.

Due to the pandemic that we are currently in. Services for Manuel will be limited to attendees.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestfhwest.com for the Silva family.


  • Yolanda Silva, Spouse
  • Manuel R. Silva Jr. (Juanita Silva), Son
  • Sandra Mendez (Michael Mendez), Daughter
  • Steve Silva, Son (deceased)
  • Marcus Mendez, Grandson
  • Francisco Chavez, Father (deceased)
  • Guadalupe Silva Romero, Mother (deceased)
  • Ramona Duran, Sister


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Vigil Service

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Manuel R. Silva

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Javier Valdez, Jr

June 9, 2020

Hey Sonny, I wanted to pass on my condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I remember when I was a kid, my dad and I went to your family's house. You, Stevie and your dad were outside. We went to pick some pecans. I remember your dad had a tractor and when he told me what the tractor's name was I said, "you're going to ride Brooke Shields!" He and I had a good chuckle over that! I think I was 9 years old. Good man and god speed to him.

Javier Jr

Carol Wright

June 7, 2020

I started my career at FCI La Tuna in 1977. I moved by myself from Alabama to El Paso, Texas. I met Manny through working at FCI. He was a very kind man and made me feel welcome. My condolences to his family.

Pam Worley

June 6, 2020

Prayers from my family to Sandra and all her family. Manny was a great person to work with.