Phyllis was the daughter of Robert and Iva Ray. She grew up in Great Falls, MT with her 4 sisters. She attended the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)and met her future husband and developed a lifelong interest in music. She loved to sing.
She attended Great Falls Normal School to become a teacher. She ginished her BA at University of Washington and received her elementary school teaching certificate, working in both the Auburn and Seattle School districts.
Phyllis married Joseph Albright in 1943. They had 2 children. Their son, Fred, died in 1968. After retirement, they enjoyed traveling, hiking, skiing, and their retirement cabin.
She is survived by her husband, daughter, granddaughter, 2 sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial serivce will took place March 24, at Northwest Christian Church in Seattle.