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Clint James Silves Memorial
Clint James Silves Memorial

Clint James Silves

Clint James Silves

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Clint James Silves, age 44, of Maple Falls, WA, passed away May 2, 2022, in a logging accident.  He was born March 7, 1978, in Sedro-Woolley, WA to Kirk and Janell (Bentz) Silves.

Clint was raised in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from SWHS in 1996. He enjoyed fishing with his friends and being with his dog, Scooter and going to hot rod shows with his family.  Clint married Wendy July 7, 2007 so that the three 7’s would be easy to remember for their anniversaries. They lived a short time in Skagit County before moving to Whatcom County.

Clint was a logger for 20 years following in his dad’s footsteps and the last 6 years were with Nielsen Brothers Logging.  Clint’s greatest joys were his family and when he had down time you could find him and Wendy out on a lake fishing, watching NASCAR or drag racing.

Clint is survived by his wife, Wendy (Clayton) Silves; children, Shania Zieber and Ty Silves; grandson, T.J.; parents, Kirk and Janell Silves; siblings, Shannon (Brad) Buchanan, Roy (Amy) Swihart, Misty (Tom) Barnhart and Norman Swihart; grandfather, Don Bentz; uncles, Fritz Bentz and Donnie Bentz; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his rigging crew and the logging community.

Clint was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Bill and Marge Silves; great grandmother, Ruth Utter; grandmother, Jeanne Eagleburger.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Heritage Ranch, 18244 Sam Bell Road, Bow, WA 98232.  Pastor Roy Swihart presiding.  Please share your memories of Clint and sign the online guest register.




  • Bob, Dick Bromley and family

    Kirk, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our condolences to you and your son’s families. We have thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

  • Jane Evenson Todd Olson

    Wendy, We are so sorry for your loss. Clint was a wonderful man. We are here for you if you need anything at all. You are such a strong lady. The hurt will last what seems like forever but you are LOVED. Dave has just been gone a year and the pain still exist. Love You, Jane add Todd❤️☮️

  • Echo Wheatley

    Kirk & Janell…
    Sending Love and Prayers for you and your family to find the strength to get through this. I am so sorry for your loss…

  • Patti Burhenn

    Kirk I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Alma Ramey

    Janell and Kirk, my heart is breaking for you after the loss of your son. My sincere condolences to all of Clint’s family and friends.

  • Linda Buchanan

    So very sorry to read about the loss of your son. Sending my sympathy and hugs to each of you as this very sad time in your lives.

  • Ryan Chandler

    Clint was about 6 years older than me. I first met him when I was 16 at the north west hound club field trials. He was always a nice guy and treated me very well. A few years later I went to work in the timber industry, and had the privilege to work side by side with him in the rigging. He was a very hard worker and took his job very serious. There was a few years that went by that I hadn’t seen him, until he came back to work for Nielsens about 6 years ago. Even though we worked in different divisions of the company, I still got to work around him here and there. He was still the same serious hard working guy that I remembered. I also had the privilege to meet his parents a few years ago when I was camping at curlew lake. They are great people, and I can definitely see where Clint got his traits from. I am very sorry for your your loss. He will be missed by many.

  • Judi Evans

    Wendy my heart goes out to you and all who love Clint. I will never forget how nice both of you were to me at a hard time of my life. RIP dear friend