Sylvia was a retired nurse, loving mother and devoted wife to Robert Gilbertson, who died in 1999. Born in Alpena, Mich. and the second of six sisters including Jean, Peggy, JoAnn, Betty and Kathy, Sylvia touched the lives of many.
In Mariposa she delighted in working in her consignment shops, participating in book clubs and shopping with her friends in her later years. Decorating was her favorite pastime and Sylvia had a knack for painting and refurbishing any item to recycle in her home for all to enjoy.
Sylvia is survived by her sons Michael (Cherie), David (Lori), and Robert as well as grandchildren Nicholas, Trevor, Madeline, Michelle and Melissa and great-grandchild Madison.
Yosemite was very important to her and a private service will be held in her honor at a later date as per her wishes.