Silas Chidester

IMG_20160311_0001 (2)-3 - CopyIn Loving Memory

October 14, 1929 – February 14, 2016

II Corinthians 5   (New Living Translation)


Silas Chidester departed this life for his heavenly home on February 14, 2016.


Silas and his identical twin brother, Paul, were born October 14, 1929 in Macomb, IL. Because their parents, Ralph and Lela Chidester, were ministers of the Gospel, they moved numerous times, attending 19 schools in ten states.


Silas and Paul both served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952 as Flying Electrical Specialists/Gunners on the RB-36. They were honorably discharged as Staff Sergeants. After their father passed away, Silas, Paul and his new wife Shirley, and their mother moved to Tacoma, WA in 1956.


Silas was ordained a minister under the Philadelphia Church in Ballard and later under the Assemblies of God. He and his first wife, Dorothy, followed in his parents’ footsteps, serving as ministers for many years in six different states. Silas also worked as an electrical engineer throughout his tenure as a minister. They had three children, Rachelle, Daniel and Mark.


Silas married his second wife, Carol, in 1984. He worked as an electrical engineer until his retirement in the Seattle area. He remained passionate about serving the Lord throughout his life. He also loved airplanes, NASCAR and RVing with his twin and their families. Silas was very intelligent. He was always eager to tell you how something worked and would lend a hand to fix whatever you needed help with.


He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Carol, twin brother Paul, daughter Rachelle, sons Daniel and Mark, step children Laurie and Dan, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren and a large extended family. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by all.


Silas is now rejoicing in the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Silas’ life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 1:00 pm at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Silas’ name to either:

Northwest University, Attn: Endowed Scholarship-General Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 579, Kirkland, WA 98083 or

CBN, Attn: Military Family Support/Helping the Home Front, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463,


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