NUNNERY, Phyllis Phyllis Marie Nunnery, passed away peacefully in Dallas, on June 5, 2021, she was 90. Phyllis was born on April 18, 1931, in New York City, the daughter of Melville E. and Marie J. Malet. In 1946, she moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma with her parents. In 1949, the family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, so her father could take a new position at the American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center. Phyllis attended Texas Women's' University before taking a summer secretary position at American Airlines in 1950. She enjoyed the position so much that she decided not to return to college. In 1954, she relocated to the American Airlines headquarters in Dallas. During her tenure with the Airline, Phyllis held many positions, but her favorite was the 18 years she spent as the Executive Assistant to Robert L. Crandall, President and CEO of American Airlines. Phyllis' employment with American Airlines lasted more than 45 years ending in December 1995. Following her retirement, Phyllis traveled extensively and volunteered with a number of non-profits to include the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Charles L. Nunnery; her sister Marilyn H. Loomis; and her companion of more than 20 years, James D. MacPhail. Phyllis is survived by her sister, Polly Weidenkopf of Carrollton, Texas; nephew Geoff Legler and his wife, Katrina, of Norman, Oklahoma; nephew Tim Legler of Richardson, Texas; grandniece Kaete-Marie Legler of Norman, Oklahoma; and grandnephew Mathias Legler of Norman, Oklahoma. There will be a grave-side service for Phyllis at the Rolling Oaks Cemetery, located at 400 S. Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas, 75019 on Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis has asked for donations to be made to Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, Texas, 75006.
Published by Dallas Morning News on Jun. 13, 2021.