Sylvia Annette Penrod was born June 5, 1934, to Sylvia Lorretta Rice and Samuel Argin Graviet in Ogden, Utah. She was the third of 4 children, siblings: Marian McEntire (deceased), Jack Graviet (deceased), and Nancy Kowalack (living).\nSylvia had a lovely childhood and graduated from Ogden High School. In 1952 she married Gavin Dee Castor and they had one child together, Douglas Dee Castor, (now married to Rachelle Pace Castor). After Richard and Sylvia divorced, she met and married Richard Simmons. They had a daughter together, Suzann, in 1963. Sylvia worked for the railroad in Ogden until the family of four moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1964 where Sylvia worked at Chase Bank for 35 years. After she and Richard divorced, Sylvia spent all her waking hours providing for her children and living frugally as she saved for the future. When she was ready to retire, Joe Penrod a childhood friend, asked her to marry him, and she said yes to some of the happiest years of her life. She left her home in Arizona in the good care of her daughter Suzann and she and Joe lived on his farm in West Warren for many years gardening, serving, antique shopping, and sharing many bushels of their garden harvest with neighbors and friends. When Joe passed away Sylvia continued her efforts to serve her cherished friends and LDS ward members. They could always count on her delivering mums for Memorial Day, poinsettias and oranges each Christmas, and freshly harvested vegetables through the summer and fall. \n\tSylvia loved the children and young people wherever she went. She would hire the neighborhood boys and girls to work in Grandma and Grandpa Penrod’s enormous yard and always paid them generously. She also loved missionaries, so much so that she would purchase a suit for each new missionary and often helped contribute to their mission fund. \n\tSylvia lived alone many years after Joe died as she continued to take care of the vegetable garden and her yard full of flowers and fruit trees. Many years after Joe’s death she agreed to move to the mother-in-luv apartment at Doug and Rachelle’s. Her West Warren ward members held an incredible open house where many people came to honor our dear Sylvia—a bittersweet goodbye. \nHer new home was set on a lovely pond in Vineyard Utah, Sylvia was able to grow her beloved hollyhocks and roses and watch the sun and wind play on the pond as the waterfowl came and went with the seasons. She spoke to her daughter and dearest friend Suzann nearly every day. And once again she provided a new suit for the missionaries of her new ward. One of her greatest joys was feeling so lovingly included by her daughter-in-luv Rachelle’s family, the Paces’, their spouses, and children. \n\tAlthough life was hard Sylvia lived with joy. She loved her church and her Savior and above all, she cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Samuel Castor and wife Annalise (Hyer) and their children Peter, Alina, Cannon, Paceon, and Grace; Richard Castor and wife Elisa (Belnap) and their children James, Jane, and John; Joseph Castor and sweetheart Chaidi. \n\tSylvia’s posterity is her greatest legacy, and we are so very grateful for her sacrifice and love on our behalf and in the lives of so many. You will be missed, Dear One. \n Funeral Services, Nelson Family Mortuary, Sat Dec. 11, 2021. Interment East Lawn, Provo Utah.