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December 6, 1960 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Sylvia Salinas, a vibrant, spirited, and courageous woman, passed away peacefully in Edinburg, Texas, on October 11, 2023. Born on December 6, 1960, in La Joya, Texas, Sylvia was a beacon of love and strength, known for her unwavering dedication to her family and her community.
Sylvia was the cherished daughter of Aurora Salinas and the late Eduardo Salinas. She was a loving sister to her siblings, Yolanda (Juan) Saenz, Carlos (Celinda) Salinas, Jaime (Cathy) Salinas, Olga Salinas, Melisa Salinas, and Letty Salinas. Sylvia was preceded in death by her father, Eduardo, and her brothers, Eduardo Salinas Jr, and Fidel Salinas. The bond she shared with her siblings was strong and their shared memories will continue to live on in their hearts.
Sylvia was the beloved wife of John Chavez, with whom she shared many beautiful years. Their love story was one of deep affection, mutual respect, and shared laughter. Together, they raised three wonderful children, John Salinas, Cristine Saldaña, and Enrique Saldaña. Sylvia was a nurturing mother, always encouraging her children to pursue their dreams and to live with kindness and integrity.
Sylvia was also a doting grandmother to twelve grandchildren and a great-grandmother to one. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye, and she cherished every moment spent with them. Her nieces and nephews also held a special place in her heart, and she often spoke of the joy they brought into her life.
Sylvia was a proud graduate of La Joya High School, where she excelled academically and made lifelong friends. Following her graduation, she dedicated her professional life to the City of La Joya and the La Joya Independent School District. Her colleagues admired her for her hard work, her unwavering commitment, and her infectious enthusiasm.
Sylvia had a zest for life that was contagious to anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She loved spending time with her family, whether it was a quiet evening at home or a festive holiday gathering. She also had a passion for shopping, always on the lookout for the perfect gift for her loved ones or a new addition to her own collection.
Despite the challenges life threw her way, Sylvia remained positive and hopeful. Her courage was an inspiration to many, and her spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who loved her. Sylvia's legacy of love, resilience, and joy will continue to live on through her family and the countless lives she touched.
Sylvia's passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but her memory will forever be cherished. Her family, friends, and all who knew her will remember Sylvia as a woman of strength, love, and unwavering spirit. She will be dearly missed, but the love she shared and the lessons she taught will continue to inspire and guide those she left behind.
In the words of her family, "Sylvia was the heart of our family, and her love will forever be with us. Her spirit will live on in the laughter of her grandchildren, the stories shared by her siblings, and the love she shared with her husband. We are comforted in knowing that her love will continue to guide us, and her memory will forever be a beacon of strength and love in our lives."