Sylvia Fisk, 72, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, the 30th of April, 2018, after a long battle with complications that were the result of surgery to remove a large brain tumor. Sylvia was born in Boise, Idaho to Ray and Alice West in 1945. Sylvia graduated from Brigham Young University in 1968 with a degree in geology. She then moved to Riverside, California to teach science and mathematics. It was there she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Fisk. They married in 1969 and spent the rest of their lives in various cities in Southern California and Arizona. She became a registered geologist in the state of Arizona, primarily working in engineering organizations on environmental cleanup projects. Sylvia’s hobbies included exploring the western US in their RV, creating beautiful oil paintings of landscapes and portraits, and sewing numerous items making her an accomplished seamstress. Her grandchildren loved the Christmas pajamas she sewed for them each year. Sylvia also loved gardening and had an impressive green thumb; she even managed to grow irises in the Phoenix heat. Sylvia was an active member of the LDS church and enjoyed serving in various callings throughout her life, including scouting and extensive family history work. Sylvia especially enjoyed raising their four children, Dan, Laura, Craig, and Holly, as well as spending time with each of her 12 grandchildren: Rachel, Adam, Jonathan, Jacob, Micah, Victoria, James, Bryant, Luke, Noah, Isaac, and Abigail. She is also survived by her brothers, Ralph and Harold West, her husband Bill, and their children and grandchildren. Sylvia will be dearly missed and well remembered. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bunker’s University Chapel.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10036 E. Brown Road in Mesa.