Sylvia Coy Fife, 86, of Logan, died Monday, March 16, 1992 at the Logan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born April 29, 1905 in Providence, a daughter of Walter Daniel and Sylvia Smith Fife. She attended elementary school in Providence and graduated from South Cache High School in 1924, serving as vice president of the South Cache student body her senior year. After attending Brigham Young College for a year, she taught in a one room school at Promontory Station Utah. Coy attended the Utah State Agricultural College, graduating in 1929 from the School of Home Economics with a major in clothing and a minor in home management and foods. While at the USAC she was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Home Economics sorority, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. During the time she was teaching in Utah, she served on the State Board of the American Home Economics Association and was a member of the committee that wrote the State Course of Study of Home Economics. She taught clothing and home management in Vernal, Utah and Logan Junior High School and at West High School in Salt Lake City. She was employed by the Vocational Center and the Air Force at Hill Air Force Base.During 1946 to 1973 she worked for Government Services, Inc., which operated cafeterias and other food services for government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area. She was the Training Supervisor and Cafeteria Relief Manager at the Executive Office Building, Munitions, Department of Labor and the National Gallery of Art. She was a member of the Altrusa Club in Salt Lake City, and was president of the Washington D.C. Altrusa Club and was a member of the Old Main Society at USU. She served as president of the Providence First Ward LDS Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association, and was president of the Logan 4th Ward LDS Relief Society. She retired and moved to Logan in May 1974.
She is survived by two sisters, Blanche Shepherd, Malad, Idaho; Helen Feltman, Salt Lake City; four nieces, Bonnie F. Nielsen, Hyrum, Betty F. Hembree, Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Karren F. Stefano, Spotslvania, Virginia; Ann F. Clery, Dearfield Beach, Florida; five nephews, Donald A. Fife, Seattle Wash.; Gary Shepherd, Malad, Idaho; Wayne Shepherd, Boise, Idaho; Ronald Campbell, Rigby, Idaho; Dennis Campbell, Pocatello, Idaho. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, 1992 at 12 noon in the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop John L. Wheeler conducting. Friends may call Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial, Providence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Coy Fife Endowment Scholarship at Utah State University.
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