May 8, 1948 – July 2, 2019
Our father, Silvio Jose Arce passed away on July 2nd, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1948 in San Francisco, California under somewhat mysterious circumstances for that day and time. He was definitely his mother’s son (Aurora Del Carmen Arce Vallejo), but neither we nor he ever learned who his biological father was.
That is only one of many mysteries that surround our beloved father. We still aren’t sure how many times he was married and divorced and re-married. What we do know is that he spent some time in Nicaragua as a teen with his Mom’s family. He ran away with the carnival at some point. He ran away from the law at another point which led him to hitch-hike across Texas. In doing so, he met our mother (Sharon Easterling Atcheson Arce) and began his long career in the Oil Field which got him out of Texas and traveling the world to work in offshore drilling and expeditions in: Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Kazakstan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malta.
He had a deep love for travel which is probably why he later signed up with The Merchant Marines to be able to ship out and continue traveling the world. He was a Jack of Many Trades and worked in many different areas all around the world.
Although not a Native Texan, he loved Texas and was very involved in his community. He was a Third Generation, 32nd Degree Master Mason and a Shriner. He was also an active member of The Mormon Church. He could discuss history, politics, and religion with anybody.
Like us, our father also came from a blended family and was one of six children. He was raised in San Francisco, California by his mother and step-father (Jose Vallejo). His mother and his sister (Lena Vallejo) await him in heaven. Cancer having killed all three of them. His living siblings in order of age are: Gus Vallejo, Elsa Vallejo, Pepe Vallejo, and Vera “Chata" Vallejo.
The six of us kids (Gavin Atcheson, Joe Arce, Carmen Arce, Bo Arce, Bella Arce, and Marianne Brock) each have our own special and often hilarious memories of our father which we will pass down to his Grandchildren (Brittany Atcheson, Alyssa Atcheson, Jolee Arce, Jayton Arce, Zorian Arce, and Scarlett Arce) for them to pass down to their children. He will be missed by each of us.
Visitation will be held on Friday July 5, 2019 from 6pm -8pm at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, TX. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints in Taylor, TX. The burial will follow in The Weir Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019
Maryann and Sharon sorry for your loss..
Mrs.Dee Sutton your teacher.(maryanns),,,,he was my old neighbor at main street appartments.
July 5, 2019
Sil was one of the most adventurous people I have ever known, and I know he led a colorful life that holds many tales of fun, adventure, sadness, success, and a legacy of a bunch of good kids. I am sure Sil is in Heaven now, and I know his antics will keep the Good Lord entertained and smiling.
Sil was an outstanding salesman and could sell ice to eskimos. He helped Quality Charge grow and prosper while he was affiliated with the company.
Sil will be missed by all who knew and loved him.