OBITUARY: Purdy, Phyllis Marie
Phyllis Marie Purdy passed away April 25 at Tahoe Forest Hospital following a short illness at the age of 80.
A native of San Jose, Phyllis was born on Aug. 29, 1922 to Charles and Adele DaCosse. She moved to the Yuba City/Sutter County area as a child and was educated and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls School in Yuba City and attended Yuba City Jr. College. She moved to Sacramento where she managed the student store at Grant High school for 15 years.
Thirty years ago, she moved to Truckee and became a teacher’s aide for 15 years prior to her retirement. Phyllis was a volunteer at Tahoe Forest Hospital Auxiliary, a founding member and the charter president of the Truckee Lioness’s Club, and member of the C.O.F.Y. (Citizens Over Fifty Years) club.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 62 years, C. Donald Purdy of Truckee; daughters Patricia Johnson of Folsom, Calif., Carol Marquart, of El Dorado Hills and Diana Lynn Hayes of Folsom; her son Donald Wayne Purdy of Citrus Heights, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the rosary was held at the Assumption Catholic Church in Truckee on Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 29 at noon at Assumption Catholic Church, with Burial at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, Calif. on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Phyliss’ memory may be sent to the Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160. Arrangements are being handled by Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary.
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