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Phyllis McCormack

Posted 2018-11-04 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Nov. 4, 2018 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Phyllis McCormack passed away at the age of 75 on September 29, 2018
surrounded by her family in her home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Phyllis was born on October 17, 1942 in Murray, Kentucky to William
and Marie (Turner) Workman. The family moved to Santa Monica,
California where Phyllis attended school. Upon graduation from high
school, Phyllis married Arthur Hoover Jr. Phyllis and Arthur had two
sons, Arthur Neal and Arthur Darryl and raised them in Southern
California. While living in California, she loved to garden and had a
fondness for growing heirloom tomatoes and frequently made Fried Green
Tomatoes. Phyllis had a passion for ethnic food with particular love
for sushi.

In 1978, Phyllis relocated to Arizona with her children and on January
2, 1982 married Wayne McCormack of Lake Havasu City. Phyllis worked as
an Emergency 911 dispatcher for the city of Lake Havasu, supporting
police and fire activity for 25 years, retiring in 2004. In
retirement, she enjoyed traveling the West Coast in their fifth wheel
and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
While gardening activities were quite limited in the Arizona desert,
she did enjoy limited gardening via container gardening. She also
became fond of feeding the hummingbirds which are year round residents
of the desert.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 36 years, Wayne McCormack, sons
Neal of Phoenix and Darryl and his husband Joel of Parker, Colorado,
stepsons Pat McCormack and his wife Vicki and Terry McCormack and his
wife Sandy, both of Lake Havasu City and stepdaughter Peggy Ewald and
her husband John of Reno, Nevada along with eight grandchildren, eight
great grandchildren, six brothers and sisters and her four legged
furry companiond, Dolly and Shadow.

Please join us to celebrate Phylliss life on November 10, 2018 at 2:00
pm at the Hampton Inn 245 London Bridge Rd. Lake Havasu City.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Phylliss name to
Hospice of Havasu 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave. Lake Havasu City, Arizona
86403. Arrangements were entrusted to Parker Funeral Home, Parker, AZ.

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