June 12, 1962 ~ June 14, 2019

Born in: Albuquerque, NM
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Born to Dorothy Lee and Allen Hill on June 12, 1962, in Albuquerque, NM, Silverene was the youngest of eight children. Still, she was determined to never be left behind, to never go unnoticed, and to always (always) let everyone know that she had an option-and exactly what it was. Silverene was, in short, the life of the party. In one sitting, she could talk to you through any life problem, have you dying of laughter, and when all was said and done, have you ready to take on the world.

Silverene attended grade school in Albuquerque, NM then relocated to Denver, Colorado at the age of 15 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1980. She went on to study Early Childhood Education and received her Associate’s degree in Business Management from Park’s College. In 2015, Silverene became a board Member of the family business, Dorothy’s Soft Touch.

At the age of 10, Silverene gave her life to Christ and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continued her Christian journey at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.

As a God-loving Christian, Silverene united with Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in 1986 and was a proud member. She vowed to serve under the shepherding of Reverend Dr. Jules E. Smith as an angel choir director, lead tenor, nursery attendee, and youth counselor, until the Lord whispered for her to come home- a promise she kept.

While Silverene’s impact was great everywhere she went, there was no greater impact of hers than how she loved, cared for, and educated children. Her pride and joy in life was her in-home daycare, but she spread that love to any and every child she came in contact with. Ms. Sil’s, as she lovingly called it, brought relief to a multitude of families to whom she extended a hand in hard times. She was the second mother to so many, all of whom still regard her adoringly.

Beyond her love for the Lord, His church, and His calling to her, Silverene had only one other great love-her family. She married her husband, Brian McClain, on September 26, 2009, and was a devoted and doting wife. To her, happiness was cooking up his favorites, hanging with their closest friends, and experiencing live music together.

Beyond that, being with her grand-babies was the highlight of her life and her house became the hub for family events. She loved to host dinners where she served up her infamous New Mexico Green Chile stew, her peach cobbler, or her delicious spaghetti. She also loved to host watch parties for every football game where people got to see her loyal and passionate devotion to the Denver Broncos.

Silverene went home to see the Father on June 14, 2019 but nothing shines brighter than the life and the woman she was throughout it. The wife to the mate of her soul (Brian McClain), the mother to five: Gregory (Celise) Butler Jr., David Butler, Ashley Hill, Allison Butler-Wozniak (Joseph), and Fonshea Cross; and the sister, aunt, cousin, niece, nana, play auntie, and living star to so many, Silverene lived life big and on her own terms. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Allen & Dorothy L. Hill & her brothers, James A. Hill, Otis C. Hill, & Ronnie L. Hill. She was survived by her children, grandchildren, sisters, Peggy A. (Charles) Harris, Albuquerque, NM and Debra Hargrove Denver, CO, brothers, Alvin K. (Carla) Hill Centennial, CO and Elliot L. Hill (Ray), Denver, CO, eleven grandchildren, nine God-children, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.


Visitation: June 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: June 22, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
1500 South Dayton Street
Denver, CO 80247

(303) 752-0546

Reception: June 22, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
1500 South Dayton Street
Denver, CO 80247

(303) 752-0546

Interment: June 25, 2019 11:00 am

Fairmount Cemetery
430 South Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80231

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  1. My condolences to the family.
    Ashley, Allison I am sorry for
    your loss . Remember she has
    Wings now ( flying into Heaven Fly, Fly my dear sister in Christ. Will treasure our
    Friendship. RIP

  2. Silverene McClain loves her God and He loves her. My continual prayer is for God to comfort the hearts of her friends, family and loved ones. To each of those individuals the Harrison-Rains family members send sincere condolences.

  3. Dear family and friends of
    Silverene McClain, My name is Carolina, I just want to send you my condolences. I will also keep your Family and Friends in my prayers. I want to share an encouraging thought from The Bible. At John 5:25,27,29. Please read this scripture. God tells us in this scripture that we have the hope of the Resurrection which means, that one day soon we have the opportunity to see our loved ones that have passed. The hour is coming ,and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who paid attention will live. Please don’t give up hope Jehovah God loves mankind and he wants to help us. If you meditate on this scripture found at John 17:3 This means everlasting life, thier coming to Know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent forth Jesus Christ. So we have to come to know God and Jesus personally in order to benefit. Please feel free to go to JW.ORG in order read more information about the Resurrection. This is the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

  4. I’d like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God richly bless each of you.

  5. Going to truly be missed cousin!!! Always such a sweet spirit and a pleasure to be around. Praying for my family.

  6. RIH young beautiful lady so full of life, love God has called you home My condolences goes out to the entire Family praying for all of you for strength John 3:16

  7. My first best friend. I will always cherish and adore you and your beautiful spirit. Kind and giving nature. You will forever be in my heart and my best friend. I will miss your laugh, our rival Bronco Raider Sunday calls and text. All who know you, shared your life and had the privilege of your Love and care, will miss you my friend. One of a kind, Soul.

  8. My most sincere condolences and prayers to the Family;

    May love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

    Silverine, I missed you and enjoyed you as my neighbor.


  9. Silverene was such a shining light in so many people’s lives. We will all miss her terribly. Please know that I will always be here for you Brian, Ashley, and Allison when you need to talk.

  10. Silverene it’s hard to say goodbye. We’ve had alot of awesome times, and shared some hard times together. RIP my sister, hug your brother for me. You’ll be greatly missed. See you one day
    Much love

  11. So many blessings from a beautiful spirit. May God’s peace and love comfort you all during this difficult time. Jesus loves you and so do we. Prayers & condolences, The Reeses

  12. So sorry for the loss of Silverene. She was such a sweetheart. I will always think of her as one of my own. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make it to Denver. May the God of all comfort be with your family family. I will see Silverene again in the paradise earth. Soon the God of all comfort promises to do away with death forever, no more pain, no more suffering, no more mourning. Revelation 21:3,4.
    Joyce Smith

  13. Keeping all the family in my thoughts Silverene you will be missed, thank you for everything you did for me when I was at my lowest and needed help

  14. Farewell to my cousin Silverene! Your warm spirit and bubbly personality will be greatly missed! We love you! Praying for all the family. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you strength during this time!

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