Sylvia June Lyman | Passages

Sylvia June Lyman was born to Peter and Ruth Larson June 5, 1935 in Sumner Washington and died January 26, 2023 in Hayden, Idaho.

Sylvia played the piano for 80 years, beginning at age four, and played her original composition on a Seattle radio station at age ten.

She played the pipe organ at the Lewiston Idaho First Methodist Church. She played the piano for the Lewiston Civic Theater and two piano concerts with Carol Hooper at Sylvia’s home of 20 years on San Juan Island, WA.

Sylvia married John Stanley Lyman August 18th, 1956. She graduated from Northwest Christian College, Eugene, OR, in 1957. As a seamstress she sewed her children’s clothes, her own clothes, and, later in life, baby blankets for Lutheran World Relief. She loved flower gardens, fishing the Snake and Grande Ronde Rivers, and exploring the beaches of San Juan Island.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters Elva and Erma, and son Stephen Eric Lyman.

She is survived by her husband Stan Lyman of Sandpoint, ID, step-brother Marion Castle of Buckeye, AZ, son Scott of Redmond, OR, daughter Shauna of Sandpoint, ID, daughter-in-law Andrea of Pullman, WA, and grandchildren Muir, Jarré, River, Kathryn, and Maxfield.