Phyllis Camilla Hoy Stoneback (1921 - 2012)

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Phyllis Camilla Hoy Stoneback was born in Bozeman on Jan. 29, 1921, and passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2012. She was 91 years young.

The third child of Joe and Elsie Hoy, Phyllis cherished her memories of growing up in Bozeman especially living with her grandparents, Charles and Myrtle Beck during her school years. She graduated from Gallatin County High School in 1940.

She met Bill Stoneback at a dance and married him on May 23, 1942, before he was drafted. She followed him across the country before he was sent overseas. After the war, Bill graduated from Oregon State University, where they made many lifetime friends. They moved to the Seattle area when Bill accepted a position at Boeing.

After attending defense school, she was assigned to 'airplane repair' in Walla Walla, Wash. working as a 'Rosie the Riveter.' Throughout her life she had many jobs, from curtain cutter to various administrative positions, retiring from Safeco Insurance in 1984.

Phyllis and Bill were married 19 years before their only child, Camilla Mary (Cammie) was born. They raised her in Bellevue, Wash. and later moved to be closer to Cammie, Dennis, David and Zach in Redmond, Wash.

Phyllis loved her brother, Hal and sisters, Shirley and Mary, as well as her treasured nieces and nephews, Dan Johnson, Linda Allen, Bob Hoy, Debbie Johnson, Tom Hoy, Steve Kyes and Brad Kyes.

She will be missed by many friends she has treasured throughout her life. Phyllis enjoyed the music program at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, Bellevue Women's Club and volunteering in various capacities.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue.

At Phyllis' request, contributions can be made to the David Schlosser Memorial Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to the ECHO Foundation and send to David Schlosser Scholarship Fund c/o Bank of America, Redmond Branch, 7450 170th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 26, 2012
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