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Phyllis M Port Ormsby
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1924
Deer Park
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 2012
Bonner County
Idaho, USA

The Spokesman-Review
October 14, 2012

ORMSBY, Phyllis M.

Phyllis was born on July 3, 1924 to Margaret and Phil Port in Deer Park, where she attended grade school and high school. She worked at John W. Grahams until she married Dean Ormsby on September 4, 1946.

They bought a home on East Empire Avenue in 1949 where she lived until 2010. She enjoyed a wonderful year at "The Academy" in Spokane.

She spent the last year of her life surrounded by the beauty and serenity of Lake Pend O'Reille in her daughter Jan's home. She so enjoyed sitting on the deck looking at the mountains and the lake; watching the Stellar Jays on the railing and watching the deer in the yard.

Phyllis and Dean were energetic and complete contributors to what we know today as "the World's Greatest Generation". They worked hard and played harder. We were avid tent campers throughout Washington, Idaho, and Montana until they bought property on the Pend O'Reille River with Gramma and Grampa Port, Uncle Bud and Aunt Velma. We called it "P.O.P.'s Place" (Port, Ormsby, and Poirer).

Phyllis' Fridays were spent preparing for the weekend at the river and caring for her delightful children. The weekends were fantastic combinations of work projects and partying. There were a constant flow of neighbors, relatives, and Air National Guard comrades to lend a working hand and to lift a glass - not always in that order.

Phyllis' only fret was that family and friends around her were comfortable and well taken care of. She made sure that each person felt welcome; that they were introduced around; and that they were well fed. She knew that Dean would take care of keeping their glasses full. Somehow cabins got built, docks floated, outhouses dug, and everyone survived.

Happily, she spent one of her last days on the cabin's deck surrounded by family, friends, and God's sunshine. Surely, she has already had Dean out on Heaven's dance floor and is now enjoying a cup of coffee (or a toddy) on the river's edge with her dear sister and best friend, Velma.

A memorial service will be held at Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012. We all miss and love you, Rest in Eternal Peace. COMMUNITY CREMATION SERVICE, SPOKANE, WA
Family links: 
  Phillip Bernard Port (1882 - 1971)
  Margaret Mary Kelly Port (1890 - 1979)
  Walter Dean Ormsby (1917 - 2000)
  Gladys Anna Port Gockley (1913 - 1993)*
  Agnes M Port (1915 - 1936)*
  Ralph Joseph Port (1916 - 1979)*
  Velma Mary Port Poirier (1923 - 2004)*
  Phyllis M Port Ormsby (1924 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
JUL 3 1924 OCT 7 2012
Fairmount Memorial Park
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Created by: Penny Lee
Record added: Oct 14, 2012
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Phyllis M <i>Port</i> Ormsby
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- Penny Lee
 Added: Oct. 14, 2012

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