Sylvia Louise Day

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  • "Chuck, I am thinking of you and the family. Please know..."
    - Nancy Gallacher
  • "Chuck, I am so sorry to learn of Sylvia's death. I am..."
    - Donna De La Rosa
  • "Mrs. Day was my first grade teacher at Sam Houston..."
    - Katy Kelldorf
  • "Chuck, I was so sorry to learn of Sylvia's death. Patti..."
    - Jean Frass
  • "Our Sunday School class has been truly blessed and thankful..."
    - Bruce & Lynne Kullberg
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Sylvia Louise Ecker Day of Montgomery, Texas, age 73, met her Savior in glory on October 19, 2011. Sylvia was born on January 13, 1938 to James Henry and Helen Paula Lorenze Ecker in Columbus, Ohio. As a young adult, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University, where she met Charles "Chuck" Alton Day, her husband of 52 years.

A devoted educator, Sylvia esteemed each of her students and believed wholeheartedly in their desire and ability to succeed. She touched many young lives with her extraordinary patience, loving discipline and exceptional passion for learning. Sylvia then devoted herself to raising and shaping her own children. Sylvia's organizational skills, boundless energy and ever-present optimism reinforced by her unique sense of humor created a loving and safe home filled with clear expectations, unlimited acceptance, and a love for Christ. As her children grew older and increasingly independent, Sylvia began to pursue other passions. Always active in church, she treasured the fellowship of her Sunday School classes, singing in the choir, and reading. Eventually Sylvia returned to the classroom, and her professional career spanned thirty-five years and two states. After retirement, Sylvia invested in the lives of her grandchildren and traveled domestically and abroad with Chuck. She filled much of her free time enjoying friends from both church and various women's social groups.

The family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care of her medical team, especially Drs. Aquino, Caperton, Krenek, Liu, Mathew, and Snyder. We also wish to recognize the kind dedication of the staff at St. Luke's, Nexus, and Guardian Home Health. Finally, for the abundant prayer, encouragement and support of the Uplifters, we are indebted beyond measure. Thank you.

Preceded in death by her father, Sylvia is survived by her husband Chuck Day, her mother Helen Ecker, and two sisters, Patricia Spory and Judy Malloy. Much loved, she will be mourned by her five daughters and their families: Melanie & husband Tony Kriska, Megan & husband Kevin Dahlstrom, Laurel & husband Stephen Lawhon, Leslie & husband Rex Woods, and Lisa & husband Matt Snyder. Nothing brought Honey Grandma joy like spending time with her thirteen adored grandchildren: Hailey, Hannah, & Carter Kriska, Abby & Allie Dahlstrom, Jack & Gracie Lawhon, Caroline, Callie & Cooper Woods, and Annabelle, Adeline, & Audrey Snyder.

Services are under the direction of Metcalf Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21. A memorial celebration of Sylvia's life will be held Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church Conroe, 600 North Main.

Please visit the online guest book at to share remembrances. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.


Published on from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
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