SIBYL NEWTON PHARR PADGETT
Born September 20, 1923 in Jacksonville Florida, left us on September 19, 2019, a day before we could celebrate her birthday. Daughter of Otis Newton Pharr and Berdie Hill Pharr of Dacula, Georgia, she led an accomplished and fulfilling life. She was a lieutenant nurse in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During her work with patients in an army hospital in Swannanoa, North Carolina, specializing in treating returning veterans, she met her future husband, Frank D. Padgett. He was an Army Air Force B-24 pilot, interned as a prisoner of war after being shot down during a bombing mission in Indo China, over the South China Sea. The two young officers married in Swannanoa after a whirlwind courtship. They honeymooned in Miami Beach as guests of the Air Force. After Frank graduated from Harvard Law they moved to Hawaii. Frank was a practicing trial attorney, finishing his career as a Justice on Hawaii's Supreme Court. Sybil was a bright and charming person, loved by many, especially her fortunate family. She was a wonderful cook. Remembered fondly are her curries, mango chutney, jams and jellies, "best chocolate cake in the world" and, at Christmas, her irresistible fudge. She had an infectious sense of humor and interest in other people. She loved to read, travel and contribute to her community. When she encountered adversity, she set a great example by moving forward with courage and grace. Preceded in death by her granddaughter Lisa N. Padgett. She is survived by her husband Frank D. Padgett, sons David (Joan) Padgett, Jamie (Melanie) Padgett, Matthew (Bunnie) Padgett, Nathaniel (Cindy) Padgett; daughters Betsy (Rick) Rost, Glen (Alexander) Budge; 17 grand- children and 25 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Hi'Olani Assisted Living Center for their loving and compassionate care. A Celebration of her life will be held at Star of the Sea Catholic Church on October 25 at 11 AM. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Francis Hospice Care.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased