Sylvia Anne Duncan, a long-time resident of Huntsville, Texas, formerly of Potsdam, died early Sunday, October 2, 2011.
Born Sylvia Anne Pask on Nov. 23, 1946 in Potsdam, Sylvia was the oldest of three children. Sylvia graduated from Potsdam High School and later attended flight attendant school in Illinois.
Sylvia married Dene Walter and eventually relocated to Huntsville, Texas, in 1981 where they raised three loving children.
Later in life, Sylvia married Harold Duncan who has been her best friend, loving husband and biggest supporter throughout her battle with cancer.
Sylvia is survived by her loving husband Harold Duncan; daughter, Deanna Walter Alderson and her husband, Roger of Magnolia, Texas; son, Jaie Walter and his wife, Lisa of Magnolia, Texas; son, Chad Walter and his wife Cindy of Clifton Park, N.Y.; step-son Matthew Duncan and his wife, Lindsey of the Woodlands, Texas; step-daughter, Kortney Nichole Engles & husband, David of Ft. Worth, Texas; step-daughter, Danette Dean of Kilgore, Texas; sister, Dianne Pask Tallion of Madrid; brother, Stephen Pask of Colton; as well as several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Sylvia was a loving parent, a caring friend and ray of light to many. For those closest to her, she taught us the value of loyalty, perseverance and the ability to overcome any obstacle. Sylvia will be greatly missed by everyone she touched.
Mom, you’re in our hearts and we will miss you…Always and forever!!!
Memorial gifts may be made directly to the American Cancer Society through their website at www.cancer.org.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas with burial to follow at Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.
The Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Condolences can be made electronically through the funeral home website at www.shmfh.com.