Sylvia Stoneking |

Sylvia Stoneking

Sylvia Stoneking 66, died peacefully Feb. 7, 2007, at her home in Delta, after a long, courageous battle against cancer. Born August 3, 1940, to Joe and Ricky Castor, Sylvia spent her early years in Chicago. She later moved to Southern California, where she married Dearrell Stoneking, and they raised three children. She spent many years working for Yorba Linda School District, and after retiring, she and Dearrell moved to Colorado’s Western Slope, living in Battlement Mesa, Austin and Delta. Sylvia was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family’s happiness was her ultimate goal. She was a devoted friend to many, and will be deeply missed by all. Survivors include her husband; daughters Kathy (Mike) Carlow of Thornton, and Christina Stoneking of Silt; son Jim (Lanette) Stoneking of Grand Junction; brother David (Elaine) Castro of Waipahu, Hawaii; father Joe Castro of Waipahu; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother.Viewing will be held from 6-7 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Taylor Funeral Service in Delta. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Michaels Church of Delta, with burial following at the Delta Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.Friends and family may sign the online guest book at

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