Phyllis Shenyer, 84, of Oroville passed away at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on April 2, 2013. Phyllis was born July 16, 1928 to Emil and Alice (Dickinson) Krupkat in Miller River, Wash. Her family moved to Windy Hill, near Okanogan, Wash. shortly after she was born. Upon the death of her mother in 1929, Phyllis went to live with Clarence and Estella Frasier, her aunt and uncle, in Okanogan, Wash. Phyllis graduated from Okanogan High School in 1945. In June of 1947 Phyllis married Ernest A. Shenyer. They made their home in Brewster, Wash., where they raised their family and owned and operated their own apple orchard. Phyllis and Ernie were happily married for 41 years. Phyllis moved to Oroville in 1996, where she lived with her friend and companion, Ted Thorndike.
Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, traveling, fishing, camping, crafting, crocheting, playing cards, and “just going for a drive”.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Leslie; her sister, Adeline; and her husband, Ernie. She is survived by her children, Melvin (Jodee) Shenyer of Ellensburg, Wash., Bill (Kay) Shenyer and Terry Shenyer of Brewster, Wash., and Susan Madden of Kennewick, Wash.; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family members.
A memorial service will be held for Phyllis at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville, Wash.
A private burial will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at the Packwood Cemetery in Brewster, Wash.
Donations in Phyllis’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.