What we once enjoyed and deeply loved
we can never lose,
for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
  • Born on August 3, 1932 .
  • Passed away on January 29, 2019 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one Phyllis Burke.

From the stars we come...and to the stars we return...

Phyllis was born on Aug. 3, 1932 and passed away on Jan. 29, 2019 with family by her side.

She spent her lifetime devoted to family and friends alike and her loving kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit touched all who knew her.

Phyllis is survived by her 3 children:  Steve Lewis & Cheyenne Cordle of Washington and Mark Canapa of Florida.

She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren and predeceased by one grandson.

We will love and remember her forever.

There will be a remembrance gathering in Puyallup, WA later this month.  (Details to follow.)

With family and friends spread out so far these days we understand that you may not be able to attend...and know that the spirit and presence of your thoughts and love...will most certainly be there.

Posted by Diann Canapa on 13th February 2019
I only spent parts of three days with Phyllis, but I saw that she was a warm, sweet, welcoming person. I was so happy to get to meet her. She seemed to be the kind of person who wanted to make everyone comfortable. I believe that she was a jewel to her family and a very, very special person.
Posted by Mark Canapa on 13th February 2019
What an incredible gift from God to have met my Mom for the first time after 64 years. While we only connected for a few days, it was quite evident the depth of love she had for me and for others. It especially touched me that she had been praying for me all those years. I certainly wish we could have reunited earlier in life but I am looking forward to rejoicing in heaven with her. I'm sure when I see her again she will have many crowns as a reward for the loving life she lived.
Posted by Barb Pinion on 12th February 2019
Phyllis. A name that may bring tears to my eyes, but will always make my heart sing. As a sister, they don't come any better. As a friend- you'll not find a more loyal one. She always said she learned so much from me. I found that amusing, for I have lost count of all she taught me. We often shared our deep love for our children. Whenever we did, she never failed to say how much she adored her children and grandchildren. She never said she loved them. Always, always said, " I adore them." I hope every one of her children and grandchildren read this. I would like for every one of you to know how much she treasured you. God bless you, Phyllis. I will love and miss you always.
Posted by Stephanie Lewis on 12th February 2019
Every phone call. Every time. Gramma: Hello? Me: Hi, Gramma. Gramma: HELLO SWEETHEART!!! I miss her voice and her laugh and the way she sang that “hello sweetheart”.
Posted by Sherri Hughes on 12th February 2019
Just learned from Cousin Cheyenne that our cousin, her mom, Phyllis passed. Phyllis was really a go getter. She lived her life well--no complaints just lots of action. Haven't seen her in ages but the pang of loss hit Darryl Hughes and I together. To see her MEMORIAL: I posted this site on my FB page. Hope that is okay. I especially loved all the fabulous pics of Phyllis throughout her life. Thank you all for this opportunity.
Posted by Jo A. Delmar on 11th February 2019
She was such a sweet lady. she help me with my big sale of the year she stepped in when I needed some one. I will miss you so much. see you again on the other side. my sweet friend. Jo a. Delmar
Posted by Rochelle Saucedo on 12th February 2019
She never came to visit without shouting out "knock knock" and coming in with a smile! She was my rock and shoulder to cry on after my dad had his stroke, giving advice and guiding me through some very rough times. I will miss her...God bless you, Aunt Phyllis.
Posted by Art Saucedo on 11th February 2019
Some of my fondest memories while growing up was when Phyllis watched the 6 of us during summer. My mom was in the hospital and she would come over and sit with us while my dad was at work. She was kind and easy going. One of my favorite aunties!!!!!!!!
Posted by Dennis Del Mar on 11th February 2019
Phyllis was my big sister, but in my younger days, she was my second mom as well. I have never known a more gracious and giving person than Phyllis. She cared about and loved all of us. I am so glad that we were able to come spend time with her before she passed. The Lord saw fit to bless us with her presence for many years. We loved her and will miss her physical presence, but she will be forever with us in our hearts.
Posted by Tania Peraza on 11th February 2019
She was a stabilizing light during my childhood. I will miss her. I don't know why but the one thing that stands out from being a kid is that she told my mom to make sure our pork chops were well cooked!
Posted by Stephen Lewis on 10th February 2019
When I was very young I considered my self very lucky to have such a wonderful mother. It wasn't until I was much older that I realized I was just one of a long list of very fortunate people.
Posted by Cheyenne Cordle on 9th February 2019
She believed in us more than we believed in ourselves, did more for us than she did for herself, worried about us more than we realized, prayed for us more than we ever knew, valued us more than anything else in the world, gave us more than she could afford, loved us more than anyone else could, and matters still...more than words can express.
Posted by Cheyenne Cordle on 9th February 2019
One of the most important things she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother...and a million ways to be a great one. My mind still talks to her, and my heart still looks for her...but my soul knows she is at peace.

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