Sylvia Ann Corbett
September 30,1933 - May 10,2020
Obituary for Sylvia Ann Corbett
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia “Sib” Ann Jeffers Corbett. Sib passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020 in Tacoma, WA. She was the youngest of three daughters born to LeRoy Willmar Jeffers and Mary Frances Antoinette Gormley in Miles City, Montana. The Jeffers settled their family in Yakima, WA. Sib attended Yakima High School and was very active in school. Sib married her high school sweetheart, David Barton Corbett, and they raised three boys in Western WA. Through the years, Sib and Dave loved to travel the U.S. and Europe.
Sib was an active parishioner at St. Theresa Catholic Church--volunteering for Grief Ministries, Senior Group Charter Member, and the parish Admin Office. Supporting her beloved husband, Dave, who was a Knight of Columbus member always brought her great joy. She was a devout Catholic “who lived her faith and gave the strength to others to do the same.” In addition, she was a longtime member of the Women’s Club of Federal Way since 2003 including past-Secretary, Book Club and Pinochle groups.
She was known for her loyalty, kindness and thoughtful heart—always welcoming and tolerant of others—she was a “true” friend. Sib had an extraordinary sense of humor, loved word games and was an avid reader. Some of her closest and dearest friends shared: “It was easy to be Sib’s friend”, “She listened with her heart”, “Sib always had the ability to turn the other cheek”, “She could always touch my soul.” Sib will be truly missed by her family and the hundreds of people whose lives she touched.
Thank you to CHI Franciscan Hospice Nurses and her Wesley In-Home Caretakers—you are all angels walking amongst us! She was preceded in death by her son, Michael (Katrina), and her husband, Dave. She is survived by her sons: Ken (Leesa) Corbett of Taylorsville, UT; John (Ann) Corbett of Maple Valley, WA; seven Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren.
A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the fall, 2020 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Federal Way, WA. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to Virginia Mason's Pancreaticobiliary Cancer Fund, via the Virginia Mason Foundation, PO Box 1930, D1-MF, Seattle, WA 98111, (206) 583-6083 or VirginiaMasonFoundation.org.
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