Phyllis Leora Keller

  • ""I Love You grandma. I was glad i was your First Great..."
  • "Mom, My heart aches for you. I miss you so very..."
    - Lanoree Garton
  • "An Angels Love: A text came today saying an angel has..."
    - Sandra Aigbekaen
  • "Dear Uncle Bob, Maeve's, Lanoree's, Leora's familiies all,..."
    - Wanda Todd
  • - Wanda Todd
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Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery
4504 Broadway
Everett, WA
98203
(425)-252-2244
Obituary


Phyllis Leora Keller

Mom passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus on January 7, 2011.
She was born on October 12, 1918 to Robert and Mable Fey in Spink County, South Dakota. She grew up in the farming community near Aberdeen, SD.
Mom was an RN and spent her life caring for others. She was the nurse that all of the patients loved, and other staff enjoyed working with. She left South Dakota and relocated to Seattle where she met Robert Keller and they fell in love. They were married March 18, 1948 in Seattle. They had three daughters while living in Seattle. In 1958, Thanksgiving day, they purchased six acres and moved the family to the Snohomish, WA area near Clearview where Mom became known as a person who had a strong, caring, and innovative nursing sensibility. Her neighbors in the surrounding community would call upon her as a resource when they needed assistance. Our kitchen was Dr. Mom's ER. She would stitch us up and send us back out to play with a heavy dose of kisses and love. Mom enjoyed sewing and sewed most of our clothes for school. She was very creative and made various dolls, pillows, and stuffed animals and blankets. She loved to collect dolls and had a room filled with her collection. She was devoted to Dad, or as she always called him, Bobbie.
She is survived by the love of her life, Bobbie; daughters, Maeve (Mike) Kelly, Lanoree (Mike) Garton, Leora (Sam) Aigbekaen, grandsons, Aaron (Verline) Ryner, Eric (Leah) Ryner, Clark (Cheryl) Garton, Timothy (Danielle) Garton, Elizabeth, Marcus, and Jeffrey Aigbekaen; step-grandchildren, Ken and Sandra Aigbekaen, Krista and Erin Kelly; ten great- grandchildren; sister, Norma Hall, of Asheville, NC; and sister-in-law, Yvonne Masten, of Cle Elum, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, Robert and Mable; sister, Frances Todd; and in-laws, Fred and Lucy Keller; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Betty Wadley.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Sunrise View Convalescent Center for their love and care during the past year. A special thank you to nurses, Kelly, Loretta, and Evelyn for their thoughtfulness and concern for Mom during the last few weeks of her life.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway Ave, Everett.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2011
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