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St. George, Utah- Corrine Augusta Silvis (88), passed away Tuesday, April 3rd. She was born January 31st, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to Emma (Hooverman) and Anton Knutson. She married Thomas Sharp Silvis June 15th, 1951 at the Basilica of St Mary located in Minneapolis, MN.
Connie was raised in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from Washburn High School located in what is known as the Tangletown neighborhood. After her marriage to Tom she lived in several Minneapolis suburbs and enjoyed lake swimming, water skiing and snow skiing. In 1971 they moved to a farm in central Minnesota. She shared the farm with horses, cows and dogs. She loved all the animals but especially the barn cats. She named all of them and looked forward to the birth of kittens each spring. In 1994 Connie and Tom moved to St. George, Utah to enjoy the warmer weather. Connie took piano lessons in midlife and continued to enjoy playing music at home and had a lovely singing voice.
She is survived by her loving husband Tom Silvis, St. George, Utah and children Bill (Lenore) Silvis, Ringgold, GA; Lucinda Silvis, Champlin, MN; Sue (Rob) Holland, Litchfield, MN; Jen(Rich) Byrne, Arlington, VA; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several caring nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother Vernon and parents Emma and Tony Knutson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday April 7th at 1:00 pm in the activity room at Brookdale Southgate, 134 W. 2025 South, St. George, Utah with a reception following. Private family interment will be at Tonaquint Cremation Garden. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the hospice workers, Brookdale Southgate and Kami from Kind Hearts Senior Care.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 S., St. George, Utah (435) 674-5000. Condolences may be left at www.hughesmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Connie may be made to the Audubon organization online at www.audubon.org or by calling 844-428-3826.
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