Laura Silva, You Will Be Missed

2 comments Written on April 7th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Students

Sunday, April 5th, 2009
Laura Silva, a Bible College student at Multnomah University passed away. Below is an exerpt from a letter sent to students on Monday, April 6th:img_4144_21

Laura Silva, as well as her brother-in-law, Tony Silva, died yesterday in a tragic climbing accident in the Gorge. Laura is the wife of Bobby Silva, also a student at Multnomah and an IT employee, and together they lived in married student housing. Bobby suffered no injuries in the accident and is currently at home with his family in Gresham.

Read the Full Student Letter

Memorial Service

MU Chapel Cancelled

Since Multnomah's Maundy Thursday Chapel is at the same time as the memorial service, Dr. Lockwood has announced that the chapel is cancelled and that all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the memorial service in Boring, Oregon instead.

Read the Full Chapel Letter

What You Can Do

  • Pray
    • Pray that this circumstance will bring glory to Jesus Christ.
    • Pray for Laura's husband Bobby Silva who is a recent MU alum and current employee in the IT Department.
    • Pray for the wife and two children of Tony Silva.
    • Pray for the families, friends, and coworkers who love them both.
  • Give
    • A memorial fund has been set up to support Bobby during this time called The Laura Dyal-Silva Memorial Fund
    • Send a message to to receive an auto-reply with further instructions on how to give.
    • Contact their church, Corem Deo Fellowship for anything else.

Media Stories

We are currently working with The Oregonian on a more detailed story surrounding the Silva's.  It sounds like they want to focus on the Christian faith of Laura and Bobby directly. Much of the focus thus far has been on Tony, Bobby's brother because he was a detective with Gresham Police - but his has been one marked by Jesus as well.

We will follow-up with new information as necessary.

Bobby, we are praying and mourning with you, brother.

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2 comments “Laura Silva, You Will Be Missed”

On behalf of many Multnomah students and families who loved Laura and deeply desire to love on our brother Bobby: We would like to put together a book for Bobby with comments and stories about Laura and notes to Bobby Multnomah. Who should talk to about taking something like this on?

My number is 907-748-4163.

Thank you,

Sommer Nielsen