Enumclaw, Wash. - Sylvia Manowski of Enumclaw died at home September 1, 2000. She brought love and laughter to family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Born March 27, 1916 in Krain. She spent all of her life in this area except for two years spent in Suntrana, Alaska.
Sylvia fulfilled a lifelong dream by going to Africa in the late 1960’s. Ma, Mom, Gramma, Grammy, Gram leaves us with a treasury of memories. She wouldn’t marry Max until he had $200. She stunned a granddaughter by leaving her over 300 owls. She loved counted cross-stitch. One Thanksgiving she worked her magic and roasted a four-legged turkey. She had an uncanny ability to win at pinochle. She proved to herself that she could run a business — remember the Chatter Box? Camping, fishing (35 pound salmon), cooking, crocheting, gardening and 21 years with the Enumclaw school system…this only begins to tell of a life well lived.
Survivors include son Max Manowski and his wife Elfreda; daughter Nancy MacCorkle and her husband Glenn; granddaughters Esther Walden and her husband Jim, Staci MacCorkle, Dr. Molli Hinkle and her husband Ian; Grandson Sean MacCorkle and his wife Jill and their children Griffen and Carlin.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband Max. He requested there be no service at the time of his death; however, Sylvia has requested that he be honored by being included in her service.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held for both Sylvia and Max at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1725 Porter St., Enumclaw, on Friday, September 15th, 2000 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.