Phyllis Marion Van Soest Hallmark went home to be with her heavenly Father on December 24th, 2015. Phyllis was born in Strasburg, North Dakota on December 7th, 1921, later moving to Whatcom County at the age of 15. She married Leo Hallmark in 1942, who preceded her in death in 1995. Phyllis was also preceded in death by her parents Francis and Maurice Van Soest, sisters Grace Strandt and Ruth Schouten, brother Maurice Van Soest, daughter Beverly Anne McKissick, and grandchildren Serena and Adam Hallmark. Phyllis is survived by daughters Jenny (Fred) Bache, Leona (Marvin) Robertson, Jody (Hank) Sundseth, Darlene Hallmark, sons Robert (Debbie) Hallmark, Milo (Vivian) Hallmark, Richard (Pamela) Hallmark, Gary (Denise) Hallmark, as well as her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Moles Greenacres funeral home on Wed. January 6th at 11:00 AM, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM. Family graveside services will be held at Nooksack Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the staff at Mt. Baker Care Center and Summit Assisted Living for the compassion they have shown and wonderful care they have given to our Mother in these recent years. At Phyllis' request, memorials may be sent to Whatcom Hospice. Please share your memories of Phyllis at www.molesfarewelltributes.com.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Jan. 2, 2016