Nola Pearl Hemby was born during the Great Depression in Mingo, Missouri and was the youngest of 9 children. She became a hard-working, self made woman. Nola and Ed built Silva's Restaurant in 1976, which employed hundreds of people over the 30 years that they had the business. She was an excellent cook and known for her pies and kale soup.

Nola was a member of Rotary Club's Inner Wheel, the Weed Berean Church, and actively supported the community in many ways.

Nola is survived by her husband Ed Silva of 48 years, her daughter Brenda Sedin (Joseph), Glenda Ameen (Sol), stepdaughter Cindy Schultz (John), grandchildren Mellissa Greene Brophy, David Wall, Garrett Greene, Cristin Harryman, Kelly Schultz, Joey Ameen and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by daughters Terry Greene and Rhonda Alexander, stepson Arthur Silva, and grandson Michael Alexander.

She's always been the matriarchal rock of the Hemby and Silva clans. She was tough, but she also knew how to love everyone. As a matter of fact she'd fist fight the devil if she believed in you, or give you her last dollar if you needed it. She was the most unselfish person that we've ever known. Her reassuring, motherly hugs always made the difference.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 13, at 1pm at the Weed Berean Church, 750 South Weed Blvd. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta or Mt. Shasta Senior Nutrition program would be appreciated.