Silvie M. Sidaway, of Denton, Texas, died on July 12, 2013. She was born on May 31, 1924 in Plant City, Florida, the daughter of F. D. and Doralu Vicy Mosley. She is a graduate of Pasco High School, Dade City, Florida. She met and married on February 5, 1943, Clarence E. (Sid) Sidaway, US Army, a native of Cleveland, Ohio. After her employment in Washington, D.C., during World War II, the Sidaways returned to Florida, where Mr. Sidaway began his law enforcement career, and Mrs. Sidaway began employment with the State of Florida. She served in various agencies of County and State government, and in private industry, for the balance of her working life. In 1965 the Sidaways moved to Gainesville, Florida, where Mr. Sidaway continued his law enforcement work until his retirement in 1975. Mrs. Sidaway retired in 1986 as a Sr. Secretary from the University Counsel's Office at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Upon her husband's death in December 1993, Mrs. Sidaway moved to Denton, TX to be near her daughter and grandchildren. She has been a Volunteer with RSVP at several locations, including Denton Community Hospital, Salvation Army, and the Courthouse Museum on the Square. She is a member of Denton Christian Church where she served as organist.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 from 5-7 pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors, Denton. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:30 am at Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Texas.
Mrs. Sidaway is survived by her daughter, Trish and husband Bill White of Denton, TX; grandchildren, Heather and husband Larry Brister of Cleburne, TX, Cason and wife Allison White of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Collin, Brennan, Camden, and Caiden Brister, and Madeleine White. Also surviving are sisters, Oleta and husband Claude Sanderson, and Ann and husband Don Turnage, both of Florida.