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Phyllis Ann (Roberts) Daniels

Born: Thu., Nov. 4, 1943
Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 02, 2019
Location: Florence-Carlton Community Church


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Salem, OR - On February 27, 2019, Phyllis Ann Roberts Daniels left her earthly home and moved to her heavenly home. She was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Phyllis was born November 4, l943 in Astoria, OR. Parents were Kenneth and Dorothy Roberts. Brothers are Kenneth Jr. And Dennis Roberts. She was a 4th generation Bitterrooter and attended grade and high school in Stevensville, graduating as salutatorian of her class. Upon graduation she attended Montana State University and received a B.S. Degree in Nursing. In college, she was a member of the nurses’ honorary Alpha Tau Delta, served as Vice President of the Associated Women Students, was Secretary of the Junior nursing class and member of the college honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. Phyllis was a lifetime member of the MSU Alumni Association and a loyal Bobcat fan living in an area of Griz supporters. On October 2, 1965 she married her very best friend, Robert Daniels. They had 2 children, Brenda Kay and Robert Craig Daniels. Her calling was nursing, and she worked as a nurse for 40 years. Phyllis liked variety and was employed as Supervisor of medical-surgical unit, did geriatric nursing, public health nursing and teaching. She and a friend established their own home health agency in the Bitterroot, which was called Bitterroot Home Health. She shared many joyful and sad moments with those she cared for and felt honored to be a special part of their lives. Strong bonds of caring and friendship were made for the rest of her life. Her children and grandchildren were the lights of her life as well as brothers and sisters-in-law. She cherished time spent with the grandchildren, from traveling, teaching them her special recipes, shopping, garage sales, to just hanging out with them. Time with family was very special and precious. Phyllis loved the Lord and served on many church committees and was active in church activities. She enjoyed Bible study, reading, golfing with good friends, raising beautiful flowers, cooking, genealogy and traveling with Bob throughout the United States and to Europe. She was known for caring and said since God had not given her a voice to sing, He had given her talent to cook. Because of this, she felt she should take meals or treats to friends recovering from surgery, illness, those in need, or other conditions; as a result, she cooked and delivered hundreds of meals in her lifetime. Her sense of humor was hilarious, especially in her mind, and it will be missed. She worked part time at North Valley Public Library upon retiring from nursing, then as a volunteer and joined Friends of the Library. She served on the Board of Directors for Clothes Closet as Secretary and a volunteer and was on the City Council in the late 70s. Recently she became a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and was very proud of her heritage. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Ken & Dorothy Roberts, nephew David Roberts, and brother-in-law Jack Pfau. She is survived by her husband, Bob, son Craig (Cori) Daniels of Keizer, OR, daughter Brenda (Aaron) Kneeland of Miles City, MT. Grandchildren Emily and Tanner of Keizer, OR, Bradley of Billings, MT and Robert of Miles City, MT. Brothers Ken (Diana) Roberts of Bend, OR and Dennis (Sandra) Roberts of Renton, WA, sister-in-law Linda Pfau of Stevensville, MT., 3 nieces, 4 nephews and numerous cousins. Donations may be made to the Bitterroot Humane Society. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at the Florence-Carlton Community Church.

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Vickie (Lowell) Vernon
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Phyllis was a special lady and special friend to my mom (Betty Lowell) as they shared communion duties at the Stevensville UMC. I have fond memories of Phyllis that won't be forgotten. God Bless you all.54

Renee McGrath
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing. I worked with her at the North Valley Public Library and she always brought a smile to all of our faces. She will be missed.

Ken Andrews
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Bob, Craig, Brenda and extended family: I am so sorry to read of Phyllis's passing, she was a special friend and I enjoyed numerous visits and laughs with her and Bob. A special memory of mine was the day that Bob and Phyllis rode to Missoula with me and they picked out Phyllis's engagement ring. I won't mention any names but their original chauffeur had problems with a snow bank. :-) I will miss her sense of humor, laugh and the great cooking.

Linda Pfau
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
We will all miss Phyllis. She was a wonderful sister-in-law and friend. I will miss playing golf and attending bird lectures with her, but I will remember all the good times we had in Disneyland, Reno, Alaska, Oregon, Wyoming, and one we want to forget in South Dakota. Bob, you know what I am talking about! Love to all

Dan Gillen
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Dear Bob,
Just read about Phyllis's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have lost track of you for many years but I will be sure to be at the church on May 2 to give you a hug and say hello.
Dan

Scott and Leslie Chandler
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Bob and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Though we have been neighbors for many years I wish we had gotten to know you and Phyllis better. Perhaps the future will allow us the opportunity to become closer. We remember Phyllis always with a smile and the time to say hello. May the Lord support you and your family during this difficult time. Scott and I will always be there if you need anything.

Kathy and Dale Dufresne
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
Always had fun visits with Phyllis recently and when the kids were in school. We share your sorrow and send hugs, good thoughts and prayers.

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