BEYER, Sylvia Thorp The Lord accepted Sylvia Thorp Beyer on Nov. 7, 2013. Born Oct. 11, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, she grew up in St. Petersburg and Fish Creek, WI. Graduating from St. Petersburg High School and University of Florida, Sylvia was a first grade teacher in California and St. Petersburg before becoming a full time homemaker. Preceded by her husband of 41 years and her only son, she will greatly be missed by her daughter, Valerie; son-in-law, Daniel; custodial grandson, Quin; and many nieces and nephews. As her daughter, I have many fond memories of her love for reading, traveling, and spending time on John's Island. She also enjoyed cooking but would never give up the opportunity to go to her favorite eateries. Henry David Thoreau once said "However mean your life is, meet it and live it." I will remember her optimism and immense inner strength when coping with life's challenges. She was kind, compassionate and always addressed the needs of others before her own. Unconditionally she extended her heart to anyone she met. I aspire to be the woman she was and I am honored to be her daughter. Mom, your love is everlasting but we all will miss your wisdom, understanding, and humor. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sylvia's memory can be made to either Hospice or the
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2013