1936 Sylvia 2022

Sylvia M. Rubi

April 15, 1936 — September 22, 2022

On September 22, Sylvia M. Rubi passed away peacefully at the age of 86.
Born in Denver, Colorado, to Lloyd Moya and Bessie Garcia and pre-deceased by her parents, sisters, Vickie and Carol, and son, Michael.
She is survived by sister, Olympia “Connie” White (Charlie), brother, Jim Moya, children Tony Tucker (Nancy), Valerie Perez, Cindy Archimede (Arnold), and Sandra Ritterbusch.
Grandmother to Victor, Linda, Michael, Marina, and Jade. Aunt to nieces and nephews, Beverly, Scott, Teri, Reggie, Kristi, Mark, Leif, and Craig, and great-grandmother to nine great grandchildren.
While in the first grade, she moved with her family from Colorado to San Francisco and loved being a San Franciscan. After 28 years of working at St. Mary’s Hospital, she retired from her role as a well-liked and highly respected Unit Secretary in 2001.
In 2003, she relocated to North Salt Lake to be with her mother and sister, Olympia, and to marvel at the beauty of the surrounding Wasatch and Ochre Mountains. She quickly developed a hobby of gardening, taking pride in her roses and seasonal flowers.
A devoted mother, she enjoyed cooking delicious meals, being surrounded by family and hosting large family gatherings, especially during different holidays. Her favorite dish was homemade chili verde.
Always willing to lend a hand and speak up for any friends in need, she lived by the Golden Rule.
She had a love and appreciation for good jazz and would often attend the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. She also enjoyed going to some of the historic and colorful jazz clubs in San Francisco, and listening to her collection of jazz, pop and classical music.
During the many years she lived in the Richmond District of San Francisco, close to the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge, she enjoyed the fog as much as being at the ocean’s edge. She always enjoyed a good loaf of sourdough French bread, and a dry stick of Italian salami was her special treat, on occasion.
Fiercely independent, she constantly overcame obstacles and adversity with grace. She was not limited by her 4 foot, eleven and three quarter inch stature, as she occasionally exhibited that “dynamite comes in small packages”.
Family meant the most to her throughout her life. When thanked for all the sacrifices she made for her family, she said it was never a sacrifice. In her words, “It was hard for me to put myself first”.
She was a class act and believed, if you’re going to heaven, you might as well go first class all the way.
A private memorial service will be held to honor her life.

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