Sylvia Joan (Anglin) Vail passed away Jan. 14, 2010 in Monroe, Wash. Born to Lois Irene (Duvall) and Howard Marion Anglin in Bremerton , Wash. on Feb. 9, 1938, Sylvia moved with her family to Hanford, Wash. later settling in Naches where she grew up with a love of horses, holding a job at Erickson Stables. She loved to sing and loved classical and popular music from an early age. In high school, she participated in both concert band and marching band. She was an excellent seamstress. Sylvia graduated from Naches Valley High School in 1956, salutatorian of her class.
Sylvia earned a teaching degree from Central Washington State College in the sciences. She taught at Tonasket High School before marrying Ralph Longanecker in 1962. Her three children Joan Irene, Ralph Earl Jr., and Kenneth Brian Longanecker were all born in Tonasket. In 1972 Sylvia moved to Monroe, Wash. where she taught until she retired. She married Evan Vail, the love of her life and devoted companion, in 1975.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Norman (Buck) Anglin, and Carlton Anglin Herrett and her granddaughter, Kaycia Monique Longanecker.
She is survived by her children: Joan Longanecker Baechler of Spokane, Ralph Longanecker, Jr. of Monroe and Kenneth Longanecker and wife Tracy, of Sultan, Wash. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; in addition to three sisters: Aileen Field of Yakima, Ella West of Moses Lake and Mary Reynolds of Auburn; and a brother, Charles (Bink) Anglin of Selah, sisters-in-law Lanita Anglin of Yakima and Maryen Herrett of Ashland, Ore.
A private family celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at a future date.