Tributes for

Link, Sylvia Latane

Link, Sylvia Latane (Tanner), was called home to be with her Lord Savior on November 2, 2011 after a courageous three month battle with cancer. Sylvia was born in Boulder, Colorado on May 25, 1933. She was one of three children born to the late Elaine Wright of Mobile, Alabama and Guy Tanner of Nederland, Colorado. She was an unbelievable mother to her children as one of her greatest accomplishment was raising three fine sons. She is survived by her sons, Rob (Sharon), Ted and Zack; grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan and Victoria (Tori) and brother, Wallace Tanner. Her sister, Hope preceded her in death.
Sylvia's family lived in Nederland before moving to Boulder when Sylvia was 12 years old. She attended Casey Junior High School and throughout her school years was always in the top of her class, graduating Boulder High School a year early in 1950. At the University of Colorado she majored in English and graduated as Salutatorian of her class. Sylvia was well liked, had many friends and did various volunteer work while attending CU.
As a child growing up during the depression her parents instilled a strong work ethic which carried forth throughout her entire life.
She married Robert Neil Link in March of 1955. The couple moved to Boulder in 1961. It was after this move to Boulder that her love for antiquing began. In 1969 Sylvia and her sister, Hope, opened their first antique store named "A Hole in the Wall." Sylvia, after divorcing in 1974, opened "The Blue Willow Antique Store" in Lyons, Colorado. In 1984, Sylvia moved to Denver, Colorado where she opened up "Blue Willow Gallery" on Larimer Street. She was loved by her clients and dealers alike, who would travel hundreds of miles to attend her sales - waiting in line 2-3 hours. She made everyone feel welcome and important whether their purchases were for 25 cents or $500.00. In 2005, Sylvia moved to Colorado Springs where she continued her antique business by opening up a third successful antique shop.
Her love for the Lord was the only thing above her love for her sons. She served the Lord each and every day of her life and witnessed His love and mercy to hundreds of thousands of people and brought them to Christ through the sinner's prayer. Her strength was helping out those less fortunate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The 700 Club, c/o The Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463.
A Celebration of Sylvia's Life will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at The Broadmoor Hotel - Golf Club in the Ross Room from 3-6PM.