Phyllis Shenyer, 84 of Oroville passed away at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on April 2, 2013. Phyllis was born on July 16, 1928 to Emil and Alice (Dickinson) Krupkat in Miller River, Wash.
Her family moved to Windy Hill, near Okanogan, Wash. shortly after she was born. Upon the death of her mother in 1929, Phyllis went to live with Clarence and Estella Frasier, her aunt and uncle in Okanogan, Wash. Phyllis graduated from Okanogan High School in 1945.
In June of 1947 Phyllis married Ernest A. Shenyer, they made their home in Brewster, Wash. where they raised their family and owned and operated their own apple orchard. Phyllis and Ernie were happily married for 41 years. Phyllis moved to Oroville in 1996 where she lived with her friend and companion Ted Thorndike.Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, traveling, fishing and camping, crafting, crocheting, playing cards, and “just going for a drive.”
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Leslie and sister Adeline and her husband Ernie. She is survived by her children Melvin (Jodee) Shenyer of Ellensburg, Wash.; Bill (Kay) Shenyer of Brewster, Wash.; Terry Shenyer of Brewster, Wash.; and Susan Madden of Kennewick, Wash. as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family members.
A memorial service will be held for Phyllis 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville. A private burial service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at the Packwood Cemetery in Brewster. Donations can be made in Phyllis’ name to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. The Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory LLC of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.