Phyllis Anne McCraw, 71, of West Milford, died on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, after a long battle with breast cancer.
She was born on February 11, 1942 in El Dorado, Kansas to Euna and Maxwell Tompkins and was a professional musician in the band "Southern Connection" for many years.
McCraw later earned a PH.D in Educational Technology from the University of Oklahoma and taught educational technology at the University of Southern Indiana, Piedmont College, and Ramapo College of New Jersey. She will long be remembered for her artistic skills as a wood turner, jewelry maker, and painter.
She is survived by her beloved partner Cherrie L. Kassem of West Milford; her daughter Jolie DeVries of Indiana; her brother Flint Tompkins of California; her grandchildren Zoe, Gus, Emma, and Ted DeVries; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Final disposition was private.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to:
, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Published in Aim West Milford on Mar. 19, 2014