Agnes Hall 1941 Agnes "Sis" Silver 1989

Red Bluff H.S. Graduation Ashland, Oregon



In Memoriam



Agnes "Sis" Silver was born on May 10, 1923, to William and Agnes Hall in Red Bluff, Calif. The family lived nearby in Gerber. "Sis" attended school in the area and graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1941. Following graduation, she enrolled in Southern Oregon College of Education (now Southern Oregon University) where she majored in elementary education and served as the college's first female student body president in 1944-45. She married Ashland native, Oscar F. Silver, Jr., in the chapel at Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) in Texas then returned to California until "Bud" returned from service in the U.S. Army in Europe following World War II. Sis and Bud were divorced in 1978. She was a volunteer in the community, was a member of our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland for many years and worked as a dental assistant. She was an avid reader, explored creative writing and the visual arts, played piano and guitar, enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and loved to travel.

She remained in Ashland then lived with her son and his wife, Leslie Silver, in Ashland and St. Helens before settling in Wenatchee, Wash. She passed away at their home on March 29, 2008.

A graveside service was held at Wenatchee Cemetery and Mausoleum on April 2. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Francis, Alan and Charles Hall. Her daughter, Sharon Wilson and son-in-law Neil Wilson, of Medford; her son, Robert Silver and daughter-in-law, Leslie Silver, of Wenatchee; granddaughter, Emily Silver; grandson, Christopher Silver; and great-grandsons, Braden and Joshua Silver, of Grants Pass, survive her.

Her family and friends miss her loving smile, sense of humor, and her observations about the complexities of life.