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Sylvia Bernice (Danielson) Gaspard

January 21, 1926 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 93)

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Sylvia Bernice Danielson Gaspard (Silva Bernes Danielson) was born on January 21, 1926 on a farm in Walhalla, North Dakota.   Sylvia passed away on May 11, 2019 in Enumclaw, Washington.   She was surrounded with love from her children, Allen Williams of Seattle, Sharon Sand of Enumclaw, Nancy Schmidt of Renton, Laurie Pelland of Snohomish, and in Loving Spirit Sandra Briggs of Santee, California and Chris Gaspard of Seattle.

Sylvia is survived by one of her 13 siblings, Betty Mathison of Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Sylvia has 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

Sylvia moved to the Seattle area in 1951 and raised her family.  She had a long career working for Boeing from 1953 until her retirement in 1982.  After retirement in 1984 she and her husband Larry moved to Alger, Washington.  This is where her longtime hobby and passion for doll-making bloomed along with her passion for gardening and flowers. 

In 2004 Sylvia and Larry moved to Enumclaw to be closer to family.  Larry passed away in 2009.   They had been married for 47 years. 

Sylvia always had a warm and fun-loving attitude about life and she passed that joy to all who were fortunate to know her.   She will forever be in our hearts and souls, and we are so blessed to have had her as our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care, PO Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401-9836 Their help was a blessing to our family.

We are forever grateful to the wonderful staff at High Point Village, especially her Memory Care family that cared for her in her last months and days – Cheri, Crystal, Ruthie, Holly, Angie and Joseph.  You loved her like she was your own.   You are in our hearts forever.

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Memorial Service
June 1, 2019

2:00 PM
High Point Village
1777 Highpoint Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022


CHI Franciscan Hospice
PO Box 1502, Tacoma WA 98401

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