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Sylvia Sayers


March 26, 2020

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Sylvia Sayers

Sylvia Sayers, age 86, was born October 6, 1933 in Neosho, Missouri to Raymond and Alma Belle Mills. Sylvia passed away March 20, 2020 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Boulder, Colorado where she had been a resident the past 7 1/2 years. She was educated in the Missouri school systems. After graduation, she began a career as a telephone operator in Missouri. In the mid-1950's she put a call through and then struck up a conversion with a young soldier in the US Army stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood and Ft. Crowder, Missouri. Said caller turned out to be James Robert Sayers. They were married in 1957 in Neosho, Missouri. Jim was the love of her life. In 1958, they moved to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming where she resided until moving to Boulder. While in Pine Bluffs, they had two children, David and Sue.

Sylvia and Jim were partners in the local Gambles Store with Jim's brother, Ray and his wife, Sharon, for 25 years. Sylvia was a very active member of the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, Evening Circle roles and numerous committees. Sylvia loved her church community and worked tirelessly on the many church projects important to her. Sylvia was very active in the community and did many good deeds for fellow neighbors including painting houses. Sylvia was an avid crafter and saw her share of garage sales throughout the area.

Sylvia was an exceptional wife and her family is especially proud of how she cared for Jim in is 11+ years in the nursing home up to his passing in 2011. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, great-grand mother and friend to many. Sylvia's family was her pride and joy and all those who met her will remember her as a wonderful Christian and a caring and compassionate friend. She enjoyed the simple things in life and was always on the go. She will be remembered for her caring nature and someone who could converse with anyone.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters, one brother and numerous cousins. She is survived by her son David (Lesa) of Erie, Colo. and daughter Sue (Gary) Stevenson of Sheridan, Wyo., grandchildren Kylie (Cody), Ashley (Aaron), Sydney and Lucas, great grandchildren Emilia Joyce and Carson Wayne. Her dear sister Alma Lou Block of Neosho, Missouri. Brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Sharon Sayers of Pine Bluffs, Wyo and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place in Lafayette, Colorado with the Darrell Howe Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Compassionate Hospice Care, 11935 Quay Street, Broomfield, CO 80020, the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church, Box 662, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082 or your favorite charity in honor of Sylvia Sayers.

Memorial service will be announced at a later date.


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