BAGBY, Phyllis Ellen (nee Yarian)
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July 31, 1920 - April 12, 2013
Phyllis Ellen Bagby passed away peacefully at the Bethany Sylvan Lake, AB surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Almeta and Lester Yarian. She is a graduate of Lafayette, Indiana Home Hospital/Purdue University Nursing School. Phyllis married Robert (Bob) Bagby, her loving husband of 70 years in Arizona during WWII. They moved their family to Calgary, Alberta in 1954. Phyllis spent a happy and active retirement in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Phyllis had an amazing capacity for love and devoted her life, unconditionally to each and every one of her large family along with her many friends, her church and her community. Phyllis will be forever in the hearts of her devoted husband Bob Bagby; her children Terri (Mike) Madill, Mike (Robyn) Bagby, Tim (Barb) Bagby, Trish Bagby and Tom (Gina) Bagby. Phyllis will also be greatly missed by her eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great- great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her beloved son Jon Christopher Bagby; parents and her sister Mary Alice Spencer. The family would like to sincerely thank the wonderfully caring staff of the Bentley Care Center and the Bethany Sylvan Lake. A Funeral Mass for Phyllis was held at Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Phyllis's name to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta, The Canadian Red Cross or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca. SYLVAN LAKE and ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. Telephone 403-887-2151.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Apr. 23, 2013