Phyllis Westerlund Kendrick, age 97, of Winkler Mill Road, Wilkesboro, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Wilkes Senior Village. Mrs. Kendrick was born July 18, 1915, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to the late Dominic and Antonette Ottaviani. She was the last survivor of 10 children and a member of St. Johns Catholic Church. Mrs. Kendrick was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ivar A. Westerlund; second husband, Bertram J. Kendrick; and a daughter, Carol Westerlund Cushwa. Surviving are three sons, Robert I. Westerlund and wife Jane, Fredrick C. Westerlund and wife Marie, Paul K. Westerlund and wife Linda, all of Brockton, Mass.; one daughter, Linda Gorich-Long and husband Ron of Millers Creek, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and special friend, James Chet Gerlach. A memorial luncheon for family and friends to celebrate Mrs. Kendricks life will be held at 11 Oclock Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Thorney Lea Golf Club, 159 Torrey St., Brockton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Brockton, 500 Belmont St., Suite 200, Brockton, MA 02301. Miller Funeral Service in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 12, 2012