Elsie Sylvia Warwick formerly of Puyallup, Washington, crossed into glory on January 10, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Sylvia was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 7, 1927 to Dagny Andreassen and Elvir Nordquist, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants. She married Oswald Olsen Warwick, the love of her life, on September 3, 1949. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, her three children, Stephen Warwick (Janice) of College Station, Texas, Gail Vitale (Frank) of Puyallup, Washington and Barbara Sutton of Bryan, Texas, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Sylvia grew up in Brooklyn, NY and, upon graduation from Fort Hamilton High School in 1945, she worked for First Boston Company, quickly moving from the secretarial pool to the secretary of the Vice President. She and Ozzie married in 1949. They moved to Bethpage, NY in 1955 where she and Ozzie raised their family. Sylvia loved more than anything being a mother and creating a warm and loving home. They relocated the family to the Seattle, Washington area in February of 1971. Shortly thereafter, she went to work for Highline College, spending thirteen years as a faculty secretary. Always a people person, her favorite part of the job was interacting with the students.
In October of 2015, Sylvia and Ozzie relocated to College Station, Texas to be near their son, daughter-in-law and daughter.
Sylvia was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod and has been a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Bryan, Texas since moving here.
Sylvia was very much a people person, always having a warm smile and the squeeze of her hand to offer. She had an abundant love for children which made her face light up whenever a little one was around. Above all, Jesus was the core of who she was. He was her best friend when she was lonely, comforted her when needed and filled her with joy every day. Her deep faith carried her with grace and beauty to her final destination, heaven with Jesus, her Lord and Savior.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 11am Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4221 Boonville Rd in Bryan, Texas. A light lunch will be served directly after the service.
As was Sylvia’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the donor’s charity of choice.