BARBARA BEA STORY SILVA June 18, 1941-September 23, 2015 Barbara B. Silva, born Barbara Bea Story, 74, passed away peacefully on September 23rd, 2015, of natural causes. Her children Debora Lid and Charles Lid, and her grandson Clinton Lid Goodrich survive her. Barbara came to the Placerville area 30 years ago and built her home in Pleasant Valley with her husband Tony Silva. Sadly, Tony soon passed of cancer. Barbara remained and made a life, involving herself in the community. She was on her HOA board, and then became involved in the El Dorado library system. She was instrumental in starting up and growing the first library for the local Miwok Indian Tribe, who own the Red Hawk Casino. She was the librarian for the tribe on their grounds, and was proud of the children's area she created for stories, learning, and computer training. Barbara later became involved in the El Dorado Roses and was a lady of the court, making her period costumes to wear at the county events. She was also a member of the Lions Club. Barbara had and interesting and varied life. Born June 18, 1941 in Dearborn, Michigan to Harry and Helen Story, she was the second of four children. The family moved to California and settled in the San Jose area. Barbara attended Campbell High School, excelling at mathematics. She enjoyed fast cars and helping her Ford mechanic father work on vehicles. In 1959 she married Dennis Lid, whose military career took them all over the country and overseas. Barbara delighted in immersing herself in the local culture. In Okinawa she was the volunteer art teacher for the elementary school. Her kids loved when she was teaching the class! In Taiwan, Barb taught math at the high school. She made many friends with the residents and workers. In 1970 Barbara and Denny parted ways, bringing mother and kids back to California to be near family. Barbara began a career as an office worker, eventually becoming the highest-level office manager at NASA AMES Research Center. There she met her love, Tony. They married in 1979, and eventually found their property in Pollock Pines. Barbara loved to garden. She was an avid book reader, and enjoyed making jewelry. She was an artist who painted and drew. She loved music, and socializing. She was considered a "cool person", making her a favorite of her kids' friends. She was non- judgmental, accepting people as they are. Barb was also an "orphan keeper, taking in lost animals and people, and taking care of them. Christmas was always a beautiful and abundant affair with the most beautifully wrapped gifts. With her intelligence and humor, beauty and cuteness, creativity and generosity, she was a special person. Barbara was a great mother, and an awesome grandmother. She is greatly missed and will always be greatly loved. Rest in peace and playfulness, and may you fly among the stars! A memorial will be held November 21st, 2015 at the home of Bob and Carol Burnley, 3301 Gold Country Drive., El Dorado, 95623, from 1-5 p.m. For information call Bob at 530-409-9507, or Debby at 408-234-7234. Donations can be made in Barbara's name to the Aspca, as she was a long time supporter. Also being accepted are any indigenous drought resistant plants for a memorial garden. The plants may be brought to the memorial, or dropped with any El Dorado Rose, or at the Lions Club.