Erlene S. Silver

July 24, 1930April 10, 2018

Erlene Shoshone Silver, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend died on April 10, in Oklahoma City. She was 87 years old. Erlene Shoshone was born on July 24, 1930 to Minerva and Lester Shoshone in Shawnee Oklahoma. She spent the first 10 years of her life there before the family moved to Corpus Christie for 3 years and then to Oklahoma City. She graduated from Central High School. During her senior year of high school she met her future husband, the love of her life, Sam Silver. They were married August 14, 1949, following her first year at OU. Three children quickly followed, Gay, Robert, and David and then the surprise and light of our lives, Ann in 1962. Erlene stayed busy raising her family and started a jewelry business, Gold Link, with her sister Linda Steinhorn. Together they spent many enjoyable years in business. She loved her many friends and attending numerous activities at Temple B'nai Israel, especially during the years Sam was president. She enjoyed many summer hours watching her children swim and play at the Temple pool. Erlene is survived by her husband, Sam: her children, Gay (Larry) Hellman, Robert Silver, David (Peggy) Silver, Ann (Laurence) Scharff: her grandchildren, Eli (Leslie) Hellman, Max Hellman, Morgan (Tyler Kirk) Silver, Jennie Silver, Sam Scharff , Ben Scharff: great-grandson, Ethan Hellman and sisters, Donna (Bill) Gart and Linda Steinhorn. She will be remembered by us all for her incredible strength and perseverance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple B'nai Israel. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple B’nai Israel, 4901 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.


  • Lester Shoshone, Father
  • Minerva Shoshone, Mother
  • Sam Lee Silver, Husband
  • Gay (Larry) Hellman, Daughter
  • Robert Silver, Son
  • David (Peggy) Silver, Son
  • Ann (Laurence) Scharff, Daughter
  • Eli (Leslie) Hellman, Grandchild
  • Max Hellman, Grandchild
  • Morgan (Tyler Kirk) Silver, Grandchild
  • Jennie Silver, Grandchild
  • Sam Scharff, Grandchild
  • Ben Scharff, Grandchild
  • Ethan Hellman, Great Grandson
  • Donna (Bill) Gart, Sister
  • Linda Steinhorn, Sister

  • Gabe Heird, Active Pallbearer
  • Tyler Kirk, Active Pallbearer
  • Eli Hellman, Active Pallbearer
  • Max Hellman, Active Pallbearer
  • Sam Scharff, Active Pallbearer
  • Ben Scharff, Active Pallbearer
  • Morgan Silver, Active Pallbearer
  • Jennie Silver, Active Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018

Erlene S. Silver

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Howarc Burnett

April 12, 2018

Dear Silver family,
I have wonderful memories of all the times we had growing up together. Your Mother was always so kind to all of us and your home was always open to us.
I am sure you will always have wonderful memories.

Howard Burnett