Phyllis Galbraith Strohsahl

Phyllis Galbraith Strohsahl

Phyllis Ellen Prentice was born in Yakima on July 18, 1921. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1943 as an English major. A member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, in January, 1944, she married W. Andrew Galbraith, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity next door. She worked as a Red Cross volunteer nurse while he was overseas. After the war, they settled in Yakima and raised two children. She was an alpine skier at White Pass, an excellent golfer, and loved to summer in the San Juan Islands.

After Andrew's death in 1969, she married Joseph W. Strohsahl in 1972. Widowed again in 2006, she was a resident of the Brittany Park community the past 8 years. A warm, active, vivacious person, Phyllis made many friends wherever she lived. She was an avid reader and lifelong New Yorker subscriber.

Phyllis died October 20 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. She is survived by her two children, Anne Malmo (Paul) of Medina and Peter Galbraith of Blakely Island, four granddaughters, Elizabeth Geri, Katherine Ellis, Kate Galbraith, and Ellen Galbraith, and four great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday October 26 at the Seattle Tennis Club at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the San Juan Preservation Trust.

Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2012