Hurricane-Sybil Marie Isom Hirschi passed away April 16, 2024, at 95 years of age in Hurricane, Utah. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on September 8, 1928, to Bernard H. and Ruth Holm Isom. She was the oldest of five children.

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In 1933 when Sybil was five years old, the family moved from Idaho Falls back to Hurricane so her father could help on the family farm. She has resided there ever since. In March 1942 when she was 13 years old, she experienced a traumatic health crisis. She suffered a ruptured appendix and almost died. She spent eight weeks in the hospital in Cedar City near death, then another eight weeks in bed at home, before spending the summer in Wyoming with her grandparents to finish her recuperation. She started school that fall wearing a bandana because she had lost all of her hair from the high fever and infection.

She graduated from Hurricane High School in May 1946. She then attended Dixie College for one year before marrying Waldo Hirschi on September 10, 1947. They were later sealed in the St. George Temple on October 15, 1954. They had been married for 74 years at the time of Waldo’s passing on September 10, 2021.

Waldo and Sybil had many good friends and traveled with them over the years to many interesting and entertaining places. They also liked to camp and spend time at their ranch on the Big Plain. Sybil started working at Zion’s Bank in 1969 and continued there until both she and Waldo retired in 1992.

Sybil was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many Church positions. She also belonged to several organizations including the American Legion Post 100, Lady Lions, and was a founding member of the Buenos Amigos Civic Club. She also belonged to a Pinochle Club from the time she was married. She was very involved in the Washington County Fair in many capacities, especially building a float each year for State Bank of Hurricane and later for Zion’s Bank.

Sybil is survived by her son Doug, his wife Jan, and Jan’s children Kristy and Danny. She is also survived by a sister, Lorna Hirschi, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Waldo, her brother, Thomas Isom, and two sisters, Margaret Beatty and Karen Hunsaker.

Graveside services will be held at the Hurricane City Cemetery on Wednesday, April 24, at 11:00 am.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hurricane Beehive Home for their loving care of Sybil during her last months.

Arrangements are being made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, St. George, Utah (435-673-2454).

Friends and family are invited to sign Sybil’s guest book on line at


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Spilsbury Mortuary
110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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Apr 18, 2024

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