Gail Marie Flannigan Sylva

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Gail Marie Flannigan Sylva, our beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, unexpectedly passed away on November 2, 2023, at the age of 71 in Lehi, Utah. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts, the fourth daughter of Lois and Don Flannigan. She married the love of her life, Joseph Sylva, on November 6, 1973, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and together they raised their family of five in Massachusetts and North Carolina.

Gail was a registered nurse and had a vibrant passion for gardening, kayaking, spoiling her dogs and chickens, walking, hiking, reading, birdwatching, doing family history work and studying the teachings of Jesus Christ. Her husband Joe, a sea captain, shared Gail’s love for adventure. Gail and Joe traveled the country in their motorhome, creating lasting memories in many parts of the United States and Canada. Some of their favorite adventures included whale watching on Joe’s boat, hiking the Grand Canyon, exploring New England, and collecting shells on the beach. After Joe’s passing on November 11, 2011, Gail lived in their home in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Gail’s love for her family was unwavering and she cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. She was their greatest cheerleader and she proudly proclaimed that she had the best family.

Gail was a kind, thoughtful, and loving friend to those who knew her, always looking out for those around her. Gail believed in the power of faith and prayer, continually trusting in God’s grace to strengthen her throughout her life. She looked forward to being reunited with her husband, daughter, parents, siblings, and grandchildren in the heavenly realm she envisioned as a place of joy, rest, and love.

Gail is survived by four siblings; her five children, Kristin (Jon) Frey, Kimberly (Joel) Bulleigh, Lisa (Jaron) Humphreys, Jennifer (Nick) Price, and Timothy Sylva; twenty- three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Her life was marked by strength, faith, and love for her family and her Savior. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the LDS church building located at 49 East Centennial Boulevard Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Gail will be buried with her sweetheart in the Highland City Cemetery.

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