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Sylvia M. Mullens


Sylvia M. Mullens, 93, of Rock Springs, passed away March 9, 2016,, at the Mission of Castle Rock in Green River.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and Superior, Mullens died following a lengthy illness. 

She was born on Feb. 2, 1923, in Cumberland, the daughter of Jacob and Katrina Schurl Bergant. 

Mullens attended schools in Superior and was a 1941 graduate of the Superior High School. She was a cheerleader for the Superior Dragons. During World War II she worked as a welder in the mines in Superior. 

She married Jack Mullens in Rock Springs at City Hall May 3, 1947, and he died in Salt Lake City, April 11, 1977.

Mullens was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver for her family. Family was foremost.  She also enjoyed baking and cooking. She loved to play cards and gamble and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Layos and husband Bob and Becky L. Costantino and husband Rocco, all of Rock Springs; three grandchildren, Tiffany Layos and fiancé Ed Luke of Jackson, Natalie Force and husband Tony of Centennial, Colo., and Jack Costantino of Rock Springs; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Force and Alanna Force, both of Centennial, Colo .; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack; two sons, George Mullens and Jack Edward Mullens; three sisters, Mary Zadra, Edith Harney and Annie Bergant; and two brothers Frank Bergant and John Bergant.

The family of Sylvia M. Mullens respectfully suggest that donations in her memory be made to The Arthritis Foundation, care of Force Family Walkers, 22805 Albion Street, Denver, Colo., 80222 or donate on line

Services took place March 14.


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