Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record
Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record
“Don’t cry baby, if this is what the good Lord wants then this is what is meant to be. I’m ready to go home.”
Silvia G. Wilde, 62, left this earth in the early morning hours of June 24, 2017. She was surrounded by the love of her family and was at peace. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 7 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church of Dexter, NM. A memorial service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church of Dexter, NM, on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. Internment will follow services at Hagerman Cemetery. A tribute of Silvia’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
On August 30, 1954, Silvia was born to Marcos and Dolores Granados in Artesia, NM. Silvia was one of 7 children, and fondly recalled childhood memories of working in the fields picking cotton, chile, and even cucumbers. Silvia was never afraid of hard work and continued to enjoy staying busy throughout her life. Silvia was employed at Dexter Consolidated School District, in 1973, as a Teachers Aid, where she learned her love for education and children would soon become her lifelong passion. Silvia would not have returned to school had it not been for the constant encouragement given to her by her bosses Dennis Pabst and Patricia Parsons. In 1984, she had a daughter, Heather, who would be her only child. After attending ENMU-Roswell and ENMU-Portales, Silvia graduated with her Bachelors in Education and her Bilingual Endorsement and would begin her career as a Kindergarten teacher in 1995. Along the way, Silvia attended Grand Canyon University, maintained an A+ average and obtained her Masters of Education in 2002. Silvia worked throughout her time attending school and was fortunate enough to have family who helped and supported her dreams along the way. In 2012, under the advice of her physician and family, Silvia reluctantly retired to deal with an illness. In the year she was not teaching, Silvia drove her family insane, garnering encouragement from her family to return to work. In 2013, she taught at Nancy Lopez, and from 2014 until her death, she returned to the valley and taught at Hagerman Elementary. In 2003, Silvia would receive the first of her greatest joys, her grandson, Jacen. In 2009, Giovanni was born, and in 2010, Jaxon was born. Anyone who knew Silvia knew that she lived for “her boys.” She was present for practices, games, graduations, skinned knees, nightmares, early morning fevers and all day long laughter. Silvia was more like a second mom to her boys, rather than a Grandma. Her daily plans revolved around their schedules, and her future plans revolved around them as well, she always intended to be close by to make sure each one had the best chances available to them. Also in 2008, Silvia gained more than just a son-in-law, Anthony became her son. Silvia loved him as if he were her own, and she became his “#6” (watch The Croods, you’ll understand).
Silvia loved reading and learning new things. When she learned how to navigate Google, she loved looking things up and saying to her boys “Google it.” Silvia had a passion for learning new words; she loved having an extensive vocabulary. Silvia enjoyed reading mystery novels, watching Bones, Castle, CSI, Murder She Wrote, Alaskan Bush People and Sleepy Hollow. She enjoyed taking the boys to the movies and loved Pixar movies most of all. Silvia enjoyed burning popcorn and was only content if the other members of her family could smell it. She was a good cook, an even better baker, but greatly enjoyed Anthony’s BBQ more than anything else. Silvia secretly loved the family Chihuahua, Beans, even though to hear her tell it, you would think otherwise. Silvia loved her mom’s cooking, especially her beans and tortillas. She enjoyed drinking coffee and tea and had a special love for teacups and saucers. Silvia loved plants and flowers and enjoyed arguing with her daughter over planting them in the yard. Silvia’s greatest love and joy came from her “babies” at school. She loved the children she met and taught over the years and was filled with joy when she saw them all grown up with children and happy lives of their own. Silvia spoke of teaching and getting back to her kids up until the very end. To all her babies, young and old, you gave her purpose and unending joy.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Heather and son-in-law, Anthony Fajardo; grandsons: Jacen, Giovanni, and Jaxon; mother, Dolores Granado; sisters: Frances Granado, Guadalupe Gutierrez; brothers: Joe Granado, and Ramon (Yolanda) Granado. Silvia leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Silvia is preceded in death by her father, Marcos Granados; brothers: Concepcion “John”, Savino, and Gabriel Granado.
The family would like to thank all of the UMC Hospital staff, especially ICU nurses Apryl and Jessica, Calvin Clark, FNP and Juan Garcia, FNP of Dr. McPherson’s team, Joey Stone, FNP and Dr. LaPointe, of Neurosurgery, Dr. Winn and the Infectious Disease team, Sandra Scherepeel, NP of the support care team, and the staff of Kindred Hospice. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Gali of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, to whom they will always be grateful for his expertise and kind, caring attitude. Special thanks to her mom, Dolores and her sister, Frances who stayed by her side until the end, and to her friends and family who called, prayed and visited.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Silvia by her family.