Date Posted: 2015-07-15
Maiden Name: Silas

Eva J. Silas, age 79, died at the Hospice House in Omaha.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St in Omaha. Burial to follow in ForestLawnMemorial Park.

Eva J. Silas was born in Lexington and was a 1955 graduate of Lexington High School and the Grand Island Beauty School. She married Lorenz “Bill” Montoya on Oct. 5, 1965. They resided in Omaha. Bill died Sept. 30, 2002.

She worked for over 50 years as a “beautician” in Lexington, Grand Island and Omaha. She enjoyed her career very much and received many awards as a young hairdresser. Her most cherished gifts were given to her by the many loyal customers she served. Eva retired at age 70.

Eva will be remembered by her sweet loving heart, her joyous and contagious laughter, and her unending prayerful model of faith, strength and love. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her loving family, Herman and Paublita Silas, Modesto Silas, Jessie Munoz, Jennie Gutierrez, and Ann Cole. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly, along with many cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House.

Memorials suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, or Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE68124. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, NE at a later date.