Sylvia Weight, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on February 27, 2020, in Madison, Alabama.
Born November 17, 1951, in Springville, Utah, the daughter of the late Paul Willis Weight and Carol Johnson Weight. She spent her early years in Springville and Tremonton, Utah, and lived the last fifteen years in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sylvia’s favorite memories centered around her time spent with family. She especially enjoyed when she had all three of her children together. She found joy in her grandchildren. Many happy memories were made with good friends and family. We all enjoyed her wonderful smile and big dimples.
Later in life, Sylvia worked hard to get her master’s degree in social work so she could continue to care for and love people, which she did so well. She spent the last twenty years of her life working for the State of Utah where she met many people and changed many lives. She was very grateful for the experiences she had and friendships she made there.
Sylvia also enjoyed any opportunity to travel and create new memories. She especially enjoyed her trips abroad to China and Europe. She was looking forward to a family reunion trip to Utah for spring break and a trip in June to Japan to celebrate her grandson’s graduation from high school.
Sylvia thoroughly enjoyed any type of live entertainment. She was a long-time season ticket holder to The Pioneer Theatre Company. She rarely missed an opportunity to watch The Nutcracker ballet in December. She could often be found attending a concert especially in support of friends and family. She was a life long fan of country music and enjoyed the opportunities she had to attend concerts. She also loved Broadway shows, especially musicals. She found joy in attending and watching her grandchildren in their school concerts or piano recitals. We all have some type of memory involved in attending an outdoor event with Sylvia.
She recently moved to Alabama following her retirement from the State of Utah in November. With her golden years ahead of her, she spent the last three months attending piano lessons, Broadway plays, dentist appointments, girls’ nights out, movie nights, driver’s license testing, and birthday parties. She missed her family and friends in Utah, but was enjoying her new home and retirement.
She is survived by her three children, Buffy (Samuel) Walker, of Madison, AL; Paul (Melinda) Wood, of Ogden, UT; and Ronald (Veronica) Ritter, of Ogden, UT. She will be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren, Paul (Carlie) Wood Jr.; Ethan, Ryan, Molly and Grace Walker; Carol and Otto Ritter; and one great grandchild, Ash Wood.
She is also survived by her two sisters and one brother, Kathleen (Lynn) Blakely; Paula Urrabazo; and Ace (Lisa) Weight.
A memorial open house will be held on Saturday, June 27 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. To ensure compliance with current social distancing guidelines, we kindly ask that you call the funeral parlor between the hours of 9AM and 5PM at (801) 474-9119 to make a reservation for the time that you wish to attend (masks are encouraged).
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Sylvia’s name to the American Heart Association or the Democratic Party.