Sylvia Jean Myers Geddes , 74, passed away October 13, 2010,
after a long struggle with polymyositis.
A viewing for family and friends is planned for Friday,
October 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm followed by a 4:00 pm funeral
service at the Lindon 19th Ward Chapel, 700 East Center
Street, Lindon, Utah.
Sylvia was born December 8, 1935, in Las Vegas, Nevada
to Doris A. Thornton and Thomas H. Myers--the seventh of
eight children. Her life dramatically changed at age 4,
when a butane gas explosion at her home killed her parents
and four siblings. She was raised by her brother, Thomas
Gay Myers, and sisters, Renza Myers Conger and Joy Myers
She married James (Jim) Whitehead Geddes December 16,
1955, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Sylvia and Jim are the
parents of seven children: Patti of West Jordan, UT, Michael
(Kari ) of Cedar Hills, UT, Deanna of Flourtown, PA, Thomas
(Lisa) of Renton, WA, John (Angela ) of Hayden Lake, ID,
Elizabeth Christensen ( James) of Lindon, UT, Marci Kent
( Roland ) of Suffolk, VA. Jim passed away from complications
of Parkinson’s Disease in 1996. Sylvia is survived
by her children, 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren,
1 sister (Joy), also numerous nieces and nephews, loving
in-laws and friends.
Sylvia graduated with honors from Las Vegas High School
in 1953 where she was a member of the famous Rhythmettes
precision dance team. She completed her Bachelor’s
degree in 1967 from Brigham Young University. In 1986, she
graduated with a J.D. from the University of Hawaii Law
School. Sylvia was an accomplished artist, writer and served
in many leadership positions in the LDS Church in California,
Idaho, Hawaii, Utah and Virginia. Sylvia’s children
and grandchildren feel eternally blessed by the loving example
of this talented, generous, and selfless woman
Sylvia will be laid to rest next to her eternal sweetheart
at the Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens, Coeur d’Alene,
Idaho. The family will host a viewing on Saturday, October
16, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the LDS Chapel at 407
East Honeysuckle Avenue, Hayden, Idaho.
The family expresses sincere appreciation for all the
loving support from Hospice, with special thanks to Candice,
Leeann, Chalise and Julie
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
the James W. Geddes Memorial Scholarship fund at BYU-Hawaii
or the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the care and direction
or Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah.