Phyllis Horrell

May 31, 2001 11:00 pm

Phyllis Horrell, 68, Baker City, died May 20, 2001 in Kuna.

She was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Eugene to Elmer and Thelma Ware.

She grew up in the Willamette Valley. In 1951, she married Jim Wolfe. Soon after their marriage, they left on a New Tribes mission. She served as a missionary in Brazil for nearly a year.

After serving as missionaries, they had a son and two daughters.

She and her husband were living in Central Oregon in 1977 when her husband died after a logging accident.

In 1979, she met John Horrell. They were married in 1981. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Brookings where they lived until 1992 when they moved to Henderson, Nev. They lived in Henderson until 1994, when they moved to Baker City, and established their sign painting business.

Mrs. Horrell held a variety of jobs outside of the home from various secretarial jobs to owning her own chicken restaurant to being a cook for the Head Start program.

Survivors are her husband, John Horrell of Baker City; son, Jim R. Wolfe of Chemult; daughters, Kerry A. Sherman of Baker City; Tammy R. Overstreet of Boise, Idaho; sister, Norma Plummer of Salem; step-daughters, Judy Coon of Las Vegas, Nev; Linda Jablonski of Sioux City, Iowa; step-son, Bob Horrell of Texas.

Also surviving are 12 grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Donations in her memory may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute, 100 E. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702.