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Sylvia Phinney

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Sylvia Espiritu Phinney, age 61, of San Antonio, passed away on Thurs, July 11, 2013.
Sylvia was born in San Antonio, TX on October 11, 1951. Sylvia attended Ursuline Academy before attending Incarnate Word and Our Lady of the Lake University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Masters in Psychology.
Sylvia worked as Assistant Manager for Wal-Mart in New Braunfels TX for many years until 2001 when she was unable to work due to illness. She loved her work and her Wal-Mart family, and she was known as the "Colonel".
Sylvia was an avid animal lover and rescued and cared for animals all of her life. She spent countless hours volunteering for The Susan G Komen foundation. She was passionate about educating men and women about breast cancer and was a three time cancer survivor herself.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her beloved Nephew, and beloved Father and Mother. Survived by her brother, Nick Espiritu and sister-in-law, Maggie from Austin, TX and her most trusted and dear friends Linda Hardy, Dan and Martha Escamilla. She had a wonderful circle of caring, and loyal friends. "THANK YOU"

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou Dr. San Antonio, TX at 10:00 AM on Wed July 17th 2013.
In lieu flowers the family request memorial donations be made to San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg RD. San Antonio, TX. 78229.

Published in Express-News on July 14, 2013
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