Sylvia Christene Mudd

Young Sylvia1Sylvia Christene (Turner) Mudd passed away March 5, 2015.


Born in O’Brien, Texas, in 1920 to Henry B. Turner and Bertha Maola (Bristow) Turner, Sylvia graduated Donna High School (Donna, TX). Sylvia was a loving and caring wife and mother to her husband, Virgil Greyson and their two children, Gary Russell and David Ray, and David’s wife, Maitri Sojourner.


She is survived by her husband and sons, her grandson Austin Kyle and his wife Tami and their children Evan and Charlotte, and her granddaughter Andrea Christene and husband Colin Winnette. She was preceded in death by her eight brothers and sisters, Henry Bolen Turner, Shores Franklin Turner, Lou Irene Turner, Eula Mary Turner, Vesta Norene (Turner) Wisenbaker, Joy Juanita (Turner) Bevel, Bernice May (Turner) Chambers, and James Felix Turner. Sylvia and Virgil were married on September 15, Sylvia and Virgil-11942, at Sheppard Field (Army Air Corps), Wichita Falls, TX, a happy marriage of more than 72 years.


Sylvia worked for the Bon Marche in the 1970’s and 80’s, and earlier worked at Muroc Lake Golf Course at Edwards Air Force Base, CA in the 1960’s, where Virgil was stationed. Sylvia became a dues paying member of the Association of Washington Generals while assisting with the Goodwill Games held in King County in 1990. Sylvia supported Virgil’s Shrine functions for over fifty years and was herself a member of Daughters of the Nile and Miriam Club. She used her creative talents in fund-raising activities with those two groups. She enjoyed visiting her family at Turner reunions in Texas. She loved to sing Christmas carols, and was known to be extremely lucky at Sylvia with hat-1raffles. She and Virgil took their two grandchildren on several trips, camping and visiting relatives, and were very active grandparents. Sylvia was gracious, thoughtful, and kind—always a lady.


A memorial open house to celebrate her life will be held 1 to 5 pm on June 20th at the Mudd family home in Renton. Internment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. The Mudd family would like to suggest that anyone wishing to make a charitable gift in Sylvia’s name in lieu of flowers might consider a donation to, which supports Shrine hospitals for children around the country, or to Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Foundation at Arrangements by Barton Family Funeral Services.

2 Responses to “Sylvia Christene Mudd”

  • Loretta Moser says:

    What a beautiful lady and life! I always considered her Special!!! My thoughts, prayers and Love to ALL from Deep In The Heart Of Texas!!!

  • Scott Turner says:

    My wonderful Aunt Sylvia always carried herself with a sense of grace and dignity but would occasionally come forth with incredibly funny insights. We will all miss her but rest in the facts that she had an incredible life and passed in due season. I feel as if an amazing era has ended since she was my last surviving sibling of my Dad. My condolences to Uncle Virgil, Gary, David, Maitri, and all of the kids and grandkids.

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