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Rigoberto Silva Gomez

March 29, 1962 — June 22, 2023

Rigoberto Silva Gomez, 61, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023, in Ogden, UT. He was born to Benjamin Silva Gonzalez and Altagracia Gomez Coria on March 29, 1962 in Jaripitiro, Municipal de Huaniqueo de Morales, Michoacan, Mexico, one of nine children. Schooled in Mexico, he began working as a farmer as a youth and continued an ethic of hard work his entire life.

 

Rigo, affectionately referred to by his close friends as “Guero,” met and married Marta Saucedo Carranza on January 9, 1983 in Huaniqueo. They recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary, but Marta has been calling him “Viejo” for years.

 

They had three children together, a son, a daughter, and another son in Mexico and then immigrated in the late 80s to the United States. In 1994 they had a daughter join their family while in Wisconsin. They eventually settled in Utah where there was better opportunity to raise their family.

 

Rigo worked for 19 years for LK West and recently for Utility Trailer and at McKay-Dee Hospital, but his passion was gardening and landscaping. He was the kind of man who would do it himself before paying someone else to do it; if it needed done and he didn’t know how to do it, he figured it out. He was a true pioneer and had a gift for mechanics.

 

Rigo and Marta faithfully attended St. Joseph Catholic Church together where they volunteered countless hours and were instrumental in Retiro Matrimonial, helping struggling couples come together and find joy. They touched so many lives.

 

Rigo was an outstanding husband, father, and grandfather. His four children were his pride and joy. Rigo worked hard his whole life to provide for them, and he loved anyone that knew him unconditionally. Rigo had the kindest heart.

 

RIP to this Incredible Man 

 

“Love, your Family, we’ll see you in heaven.” 

 

Rigo is survived by his wife, Marta, South Ogden; children, Benjamin S. (Yanet Coria) Silva, Ogden; Nayeli Silva, South Ogden; Rigoberto Jr. (Martha) Silva, South Ogden; Monica (German) Virgen, Ogden; grandchildren, Galilea, Alejandro, Maliyah, Alonzo, and Jazzper, Maximus, and Bella Sophia; his parents, Benjamin and Altagracia, of Oxnard, CA; his siblings, Raul, Yolanda, Javier, Benito, Maria Luisa, Rosalva, Baldemar, and Carmela, variously of California, Arizona, Utah and Mexico, and many nieces and nephews. Rigo is also survived by many friends and acquaintances who instantly felt like friends because he was such an outgoing and welcoming person.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th St., Ogden, UT. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

 

 

 

 

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Visitation

Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary

3408 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

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Prayer Service

Thursday, June 29, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary

3408 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

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Mass

Friday, June 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

514 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401

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Interment

Friday, June 30, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park

4500 E Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403

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