Linda Joyce (Fauver) Silveira was born April 17th, 1947, to Betty and George Fauver in Bakersfield, CA. Linda’s family moved to Anderson, then to Martinez and Oakland, before moving to Pacifica. The Fauver family’s final move was to Fremont, where Linda graduated from Irvington High School in 1965.
Linda met the love of her life Danny, while they were both attending Irvington High. Their blooming love story began in their mid-teens and lasted over 59 years! Linda was married to Danny on January 22nd, 1966, in Reno, NV. They moved to Greenfield shortly after.
Linda started work at Beneficial Finance Company right out of high school. Linda took an H & R Block class in December of 1973, working at an office in King City for tax season. In June of 1974, she began her secretarial job at Universal Foods where she stayed for the next ten years. Linda also worked as a lab technician for Cornnuts, where Danny worked for 28 years.
Linda liked to stay active. In her late 30’s, she trained and competed in a 10K race in Carmel. She was also excited to be able to serve as an Olympic Torch Running Marshall when the 1984 Olympics came thru Greenfield. Linda was an avid supporter of the Greenfield 4-H club and served as a leader of the club while both daughters were actively involved. She always remained a donor and supporter of the Salinas Valley Fair until the end of her days.
Linda’s involvement as a 4-H leader contributed to her lifelong love and appreciation of animals and gardening, which she shared with her daughters and grandchildren Jason, Cooper, Lukas, and Ruby. Every morning was spent grooming the dogs and working in her garden.
Before her 50th birthday, Linda finished her goal of graduating from Hartnell College with an associate of arts degree in Liberal Arts. This goal was accomplished after both of her daughters had attended the same college. She was a lifelong learner and loved to read and meet new people.
A loving mother and grandmother, Linda contributed tremendously to the social skills and confidence of her offspring. She taught her family by example about kindness, humor, being of service to others, and always about living with grace.
She was a lifelong supporter of the Salinas Valley community, specifically The Young Farmers, and many service organizations through the Moose and Elk Clubs of Paso Robles. She collected countless friends along the way. This is along with taking care of the books for their cattle & welding business for the last 30 years.
Linda enjoyed travel and going on adventures in Cabo, New Orleans, Reno, Santa Barbara, Mazatlán, Baja, New Zealand, Portugal, Santa Fe, Alaska, and many points in between. A 6-week journey across the US as well as numerous road trips into Baja, were especially memorable. She loved traveling with family and friends but always enjoyed returning home.
Linda is survived by her husband, Danny, and her daughters and their husbands: Kelly (Silveira) & Jay Morse, and Teri (Silveira) & Michael Sherman, as well as her four grandchildren, Jason, Cooper, Lukas, and Ruby, who are the children of Kelly & Jay.
Linda is the oldest sibling and is survived by her sisters, Barbara Stewart and Debbie Finkelstein, and her brothers, Larry Fauver and Jerry Fauver. Linda’s beautiful mother, Betty, survives her at age 93.
Husband Danny and daughters Kelly and Teri will forever carry out the legacy of this incredible woman.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to SCAR (South County Animal Shelter) https://www.scar.pet/donations or The Women’s Shelter- Casa de Buena Noche special purpose fund (831) 375-9712
A Private Memorial for family and close friends will be held at 12 noon on Monday, March 27th, 2023, at Eddington Funeral Chapel.
The public is invited to attend a Celebration of Life to be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 27th, 2023, in the Orradre Building of the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St. in King City.
For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St., King City, (831) 385-5400, www.EFS-Cares.com .