October 10, 1925 ~ July 19, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Sylvia Leyva, 94, passed away July 19, 2020. Survived by children, Patricia Gonzales, Phillip (Catherine) Leyva, Paul (Stephanie) Leyva and Robert Leyva (Traci Palmer Stallings); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and personal family friends, John and Bonnie Masterson. Preceded in death by husband, Victor Leyva; siblings, John Sandoval, Beatrice Jimenez and Lupe Gonzales; mother, Adelina Sandoval; and son-in-law, Richard Gonzales. Sylvia was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loved family gatherings. She worked for many years for District 60 food services. Sylvia loved participating in Silver Sneakers classes at the YMCA, was an avid reader and loved the Denver Broncos. Thanks to all who provided care to Sylvia at Sharmar Chateau. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Mass: August 4, 2020 10:30 am

Christ The King Church
1708 Horseshoe Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81001


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  1. Sorry to hear that your mom passed away. The little time I knew her she was always very nice . My deepest sympathy to all the family.

  2. CandleImageMy childhood memories are filled with spending time with Uncle Victor and Auntie Sylvia. They loved their family and their cocker spaniels and they always made me feel loved too. I’ll never forget how they were there for us after my dad passed away and how they took care of Grampa Leyva too. They were the kindest and most loving Aunt and Uncle a kid could ask for and I was blessed to have had them as mine. Love, Missey

  3. CandleImageLynn and Gayle Gunderson from Lakewood send to all of the Leyva family our condolences of your loss of Sylvia. In our briefer time to know her and to observe you all together, it was very clear that she was much-loved and highly regarded. You are a wonderful family and she leaves a strong “Leyva legacy” of love, care and support. May you be comforted by happy memories, her long life and peaceful passing. “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety”. Ps 4.8

  4. Pat, so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your brothers were so good to her. I loved the way she was a secret member of the Y’s Book Club. Take care, love, Cathy Ortega

  5. CandleImageMy Auntie Syl was the greatest Aunts of all time and I shall miss her every day. I have many memories of her, Uncle Vic and all of my cousins when our families got together. It was a true tribe of people who cared for each other, My Aunt Syl was one of those. She shared her heart with everyone, you never alone when my Aunt was around. She lived her life, experiencing all that it could bring her and her family. She enjoyed her life and her family. She was a true pillar in the family dynamics and she leaves her family with a broken heart but know she is in a better place.

  6. So sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing . I did her hair for many years .She lit up the room when she came in one of my favorite ladies. My deepest sympathy to her family

  7. I was one of Sylvia’s SilverSneaker instructors and it was an absolute joy knowing her the past 14 years. One of our favorite shared memories is how she was one of only three students when the Y started their chair yoga class. She was always supportive of and embraced all activities and the other participants enjoyed her sweet nature and company. She will be very missed, already has been. Condolences to her amazing family that took such wonderful care of her. With love, Cheri Ward

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