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 can be given to Virginia Mason Pancreatic Cancer Care in Seattle, WA. All are welcome to share your memories at

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Sib was a wonderful person and friend. I'm glad she got to visit me last year. I'm so sad to hear this news. Betty
- Betty DeVries
Love you, Auntie Sib and will miss you until I see you again in heaven. You have been my rock and guiding star. Your compassion and love for me, always helped support me throughout my life. I will miss our weekly talks and your guidance more than I can express. I will miss our walks along the beach and breakfasts at your favorite cafe. I have been blessed to have you in my life. You are the one and only person hat knows everything about me. Thank you for always being there. Your compassion and laughter will be with me forever. Love you, Cheri
- Cheryl L. Zaino
I had an opportunity to take care to sib for close to 4 months we were partners each other on what to do each day .She loved her family so dearly and always how gearful she was to them for taking care of her.She could summarize. to me a book she had read.She had a beautiful soul i fell blessed to have been one of her care giver .Rest with the angels sib .
- Rosalind
When we moved to Norpoint Village, Sib was one of the first to make us feel welcome and part of the community. And she was always supportive, in every possible way. One day as I was backing my car into the garage, she stood and watched, then when I shut off the car, she smiled and gave me a thumbs up!
- Betty Hardes
I am truly sorry for your loss. Sib was a wonderful lady to know. She always had a smile and such an easy laugh. She had positive, uplifting things to say to me and I greatly appreciated her ability to listen and understand.
- Christine Herber
Sib was the Sunshine in our lives. We will miss her sweet smile and her little wave; as she passed our condo on her daily walks Our prayers and thoughts are with her Family, God Bless J.R. & Sam Vanchu
- Sharon Vanchu
John, Ann & Family, Our condolences to all of you at this time. With love, Lisa, Pete & Family
- Brennan Family
Sylvia Ann Corbett - "Sib" was a dear and wonderful aunt of mine all my life. She was always there to listen, share, and express thoughts, feelings, etc. I have lots of wonderful memories of Sib and Dave's family. The best fun was the Corbett's Reunion on Orcas Island, and every one of us were there including Grandma Betty and her sister - Grand Aunt Wilma. I always remember her lovely smiles and a great sense of humor do uplifting others to smile, to laugh, and to cry and to enjoy life and so on. Sylvia will be missed much but her spirits are there for us and all to remember.
- Don Corbett

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