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Phyllis Miller Newell

May 26, 1920 - May 7, 2020

Phyllis Miller Newell's life journey ended on May 7, 2020, due to causes related to being 99 years and 11 months of age.  She was a wife to Ben for 56 years; mother of Rex Newell (Judy), Sandra Zimmer (Jerry), Carolyne Filsinger (Gary); and grandmother to Tracy, Mary, Chet, Ben, Gayle and Cara.  She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other cherished family and friends. 

Among other things, Phyllis will be remembered for her passion for music, bouquets of roses, generosity, compassion, kindness, creativity, humor, and devotion to family.  In everything she did, she did her best. 

Memorial donations may be sent to:  The Newell Scholarship, Jackman Foundation - OSU, 850 SW 35th St. Corvallis OR 97331 or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015, 3rd St. NW, Salem, Oregon, 97304.

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I remember Phyllis from NARFE meetings at the Eagles. She was always just so nice to everyone. We will miss her.

I had the privilege of being in water exercise class with Phyllis for a number of years where we had great fun celebrating each of her birthdays as well as being a member with her in NARFE.  She was always so cheerful and friendly with everyone she was around.  I always thought of her when I drove by her home and reflected on what a great friend she was.  We'll all miss her.

One special lady.  I remember her referring to herself as "a peanut like me" when telling me about being grateful for getting piano lessons.  My memories of her are walking in the house and hearing her practicing on her organ; and outside taking care of roses. Always quick to give a smile and an encouraging word.  I loved her like a mother and she gave me some warm love I didn't get from my birth mother.  She has always been and always will be in my heart. 
Thanks for sharing her with me. She will be missed.
Love to Phyllis