Sylvia Joyce Fletcher

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May 29, 1928 ~ May 10, 2018

Sylvia Joyce was born in Derbyshire, England to Harold and Kate Vickers. She was the second of seven children. Sylvia grew up in a loving, energetic family.
During World War II, at the age of 17, Sylvia worked in an ammunition factory to do her part for the war effort. She met John Fletcher, a handsome young Royal Air Force soldier, while riding a bus. The two hit it off and were married in their hometown of Derbyshire in 1947.
In 1957 Sylvia and John immigrated to America, sailing on the Queen Mary, and settled in Vancouver, Washington to raise their family. They were married for 53 years until his death in 2001. Sylvia was blessed with and survived by three children, Sandra, Carol and Anthony; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Hilary, Matthew, Ian, Claire, Austin, Maelynn; and five great-grandchildren.
Sylvia was very practical and to the point,
yet tenderhearted, funny, kind, patient, gracious
and full of love, life and wisdom.
She made an effort to treat everyone as individuals, and making each person feel special. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time at her winter home in Arizona. Sylvia belonged to the Daughters of the British Empire and made many wonderful, life-long friends through that organization. She had an unwavering belief in God and was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Portland, OR.
Service will be Friday, May 18, 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA. Reception immediately following.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on May 15, 2018