Katherine Jean Viramontes SilveiraMarch 22, 1963 - April 23, 2020
Graveside Service April 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tooele City Cemetery
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Katherine Jean Viramontes Silveira
1963 ~ 2020
Kathy was born March 22, 1963 at general hospital to her mother Wilma Jean and Father Tony Viramontes she was an only child. In 1968 her mother passed away then her father moved away. Kathy was raised by her aunts and uncles until the age of 10 then moved to Utah to be with her grandmother.
Kathy Silveira, age 57, passed away, April 23, 2020, peacefully in her sleep at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT. After a long courageous, unwillingness to give up with her many battles including many underlying health conditions that plagued her since the age of 35 years old, then ultimately the COVID-19 virus took her much too soon. “Mother may you finally be pain free and at peace for once and all your worries of stress no more.”
Kathy was the strongest woman and mother anybody could ever know. At age 38 she was given 5 years to live due to her health issues, but refused to believe that and then lived an additional 19 years with refusing to give up despite the many battles and obstacles and hardships she endured during her lifetime. Kathy always did the best with what she had to work with. A very strong-minded woman who had to speak her mind regardless who wanted to hear it or not. Her famous words where “I am your mother and you are going to listen to me”. Anyone who knew her deep down knew that she wanted the best for her children. She literally continued to preach her heart and mind up until her last conversation on the phone in the hospital to her oldest son. Struggling to breathe that’s how much she truly wanted her kids to be better than she was. So mom “we love you and thank you for being you.”
Kathy was blessed to have her oldest son Cameron in 1983, then in 1987 she was blessed to have her only daughter Jazmin. In 1991 she was blessed to have her youngest son Levi who has always been her baby. She always said he was a special gift from god. Her and Jazmin nicknamed Levi “pork chop” and you always heard Kathy laugh and giggle when you called her baby porkchop. “Mother may you continue to laugh and never stop.”
Her children were her top priority next to her health. Kathy really didn’t have any hobbies but loved to cook. She was an amazing cook. There was no other place to be during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her Enchiladas where truly amazing and her spaghetti was like no other. Despite not having much at times, Kathy always managed to put delicious food on the table and have clothes for her children. She had a very strong Christian faith. One thing you could count on was about praying and not taking the lords name in vein. She would become livid if she heard anybody take the lords name in vein. “Mother may you sleep with the angels” You’re definitely that for us children.
Some of Kathy’s favorite televisions shows were General Hospital, All my Children, Dr. Phil, and Ricki Lake. Believe it or not, Kathy was live on the Ricki Lake show in New York City with two of her friends. It was a proven happy memory for her that she talked about years after. Kathy was a kind giving woman, she would give her shirt off her back to anybody. When she was feeling well you could catch her singing along to Stevie Nicks and the band Heart. She dedicated the song Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd to her oldest son and would play it when they were together. To me she was the best mother you could ever ask for with that being said I find comfort in knowing that mother you have to suffer no more. You really gave life your all, until the final breath. Thank you for your unwillingness to give up, your unconditional love your wisdom and your forgiveness for my mistakes.
Kathy is survived by her son Cameron (Autumn), daughter Jazmin (Shane), son Levi (Vivianna). Her very special friend John. Her grandchildren Justice, Demarco, Trinity, Tavin, Aubrianna. Cousins Donna, Sunny, Lisa, April, Jimmy, Quincy and Aunt Kathy. Kathy is preceded in death by her mother Wilma Jean, Uncle Jimmy, Uncle Torrie, Grandmother Opal, and Uncle Toad and aunt June. May you all be together once again.
Rest in Peace Mother, Cameron, Jazmin and Levi
There will be a graveside service held at Tooele City Cemetery on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.
We would like to thank the staff and her friends at the Chateau Brickyard, Her home health Care team and Also the Staff at Intermountain Medical center for the very best care. Funeral Service under the direction of Affordable Funerals and Cremations.