Friends are invited to a visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave., Lodi, for Teresa May Sifers. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lodi Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi. Committal will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Grass Valley. A virtual register can be signed at http://www.lodifuneralhome.com, where memories may be shared.
Mrs. Sifers of Lodi and formerly of Grass Valley passed away June 1 at home. She was 81.
Mrs. Sifers was born March 26, 1926, to Clarence and Sylveen Batty in Everett, Wash.
On Dec. 20, 1945, she married Henry Sifers in Angels Camp. The couple then moved to Torrance, where they raised their family.
Upon retirement, Mrs. and Mr. Sifers moved to Grass Valley, where they lived until Mr. Sifers’ passing in 2003. Mrs. Sifers spent her remaining years in Lodi, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Sifers was a simple woman. She didn’t require much in life. She found the joy of fulfillment in her family and in the deep faith she professed and lived her whole life. She was an active member in the Legion of Mary until retirement and remained a daily Mass participant until her recent decline in health. Her deep faith formed the moral structure and firm foundation of her life.
Mrs. Sifers is survived by daughters Linda Martin of Lodi and Patricia Garcia of Lodi; daughters and sons-in-law Cathy and Patrick Sullivan of Simi Valley, Anita and Edward Zubrinic of Collinsville, Okla., and Mary and Donald Pitkin of Sparks, Nev.; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Barbara Lee Sifers of Sunnyvale; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Angela Farnsworth and Barbara Pitto; brothers Robert and Donald Batty; brothers and sisters-in-law Gerald and Eileen, Joseph and Jean and David and Jeannie Batty.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Henry Sifers; brother, Lawrence Batty; and sister, Genevieve Nealon.
Mrs. Sifers will be remembered as simply as she lived. She was deeply loved and will be forever embraced in the memories of all who knew her.
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