Phyllis Eis Sims
July 1930 - March 2012
Former Skagway resident Phyllis Eis Sims passed away on March 3, 2012.
Phyllis was born in Wilber, Nebraska on July 23, 1930 and grew up as the youngest in a loving family of six children. She met Richard, the love of her life and high school sweetheart, in Wilber, married in 1951 and spent the next 61 glorious years together.
Dick and Phyllis moved 17 times in their lives from Nebraska to South Dakota to Virginia to Oregon to Alaska, retiring in Seattle, Washington. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and loving friend to many.
Phyllis attended the University of Nebraska, taught 4th grade in Interior, South Dakota; worked for several medical specialists in Waynesboro, Virginia; and worked as an Executive Secretary in Skagway, Alaska and Renton, Washington. She was an avid bridge player and won many Mercer Island bridge tournaments with her partner. She enjoyed observing politics and studying the stock market.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Richard, 3 children, Kimberly & (Neal), Valerie & (John), and Scott & (Anne); 5 grandchildren, Collier, Matthew, Rachael, Paige and Natalie.
Memorial Service will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Mercer Island (4400 86th Ave SE) on Saturday, March 10 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow at the church.
Remembrances to: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, http://www.seattlecca.org/memorial-tribute-gifts.cfm or Salvation Army https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/ in the name of Phyllis Sims. She will forever be in our hearts and memories.
— Submitted by the family