Phyllis A. Mugrage, 74, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, from complications of an automobile accident.

She was born on August 6, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA, the son of Howard & Maude (Hancock) Rowland. She was raised and attended school in Los Angeles, graduating from Verdugo High School.

Phyllis worked as a secretary for the Los Angeles Police Department for 3 years and then for Thermo Electric as an office manager for 3 years.

On February 2, 1962 she was united in marriage to Pat Mugrage in Los Angeles. They made their home in England for 2 years until Pat's military discharge in 1964, at which time they settled in Bainbridge Island, WA and where Phyllis was a school bus driver for 13 years. In 1994 they moved to Sedro-Woolley and Phyllis worked as a sales clerk at Joann's Fabrics and at Sears until her retirement.

Both Pat and Phyllis have been active with square dancing for over 30 years, and Phyllis served as the Washington State Square Dance Federation's Vice President and as the Council President of two councils for several years.

Phyllis was a magnificent seamstress, making clothing items and square dance apparel for family and friends. She was also an avid knitter and quilter.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Pat, at the family home; her daughter, Michal Mugrage of Eureka, CA; her sons, Pat Mugrage, II of Arlington, WA, Sean Mugrage of Port Townsend, WA and Timothy Mugrage of Seattle, WA; her brother, Richard Rowland of Goleta, CA; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family suggests memorials be made to Special Olympics.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. A potluck get together will be held at the Collins Grange on Cook Road following the service. Casual attire requested.

Share memories of Phyllis and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.

Funeral Home

Lemley Chapel
1008 Third Street Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
(360) 855-1288

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Jan. 15, 2013