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Phyllis Guild Smith Cormier


1953 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Phyllis Guild Smith Cormier Obituary
PHYLLIS GUILD SMITH CORMIER, 62, long time Riverside, CA resident, passed away on June 26, 2016 surrounded by friends and loved ones after a gallant fight against colon cancer. Born in Chicago, IL. on July 3 1953, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester Guild and Dixie Nash. Phyllis was the wife of Roy Smith and later Ronald Cormier. Phyllis is survived by her two children Rachael Melton and Joel Smith. Phyllis was very proud of and loved her four grandchildren. Ryan East and Robert Melton, sons of Rachael and her husband Robert. Son Joel and his wife Michelle have two children Austin and Makena. Phyllis was step mom to George Smith, Jeanne Cormier and Paul Cormier. She is also survived by her siblings Kristine, Al & wife Juls and Edward & wife Lora. Phyllis was also a surrogate mom to Rebekah and Rachel Moya, daughters of Phyllis's long time companion Manuel Moya. Phyllis and Ronald were a long distance truck driving team for many years and traveled throughout the United States. Phyllis stopped truck driving and worked for SNA Trucking as a driver recruiter where she was a beloved colleague by all. Phyllis also worked at US Truck Driving School and was a master instructor. Phyllis had a wonderful sense of humor and never failed to share a smile. She loved spending time with her extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 9, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. in the theater of Citrus Hill High School, 18150 Wood Road, Perris Ca 92570. Light refreshments will be served without alcohol.


Published in Press-Enterprise on July 3, 2016
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