Phillip Joseph Sheridan was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Seattle, son of Judge Phillip G. Sheridan and Evelyn Sheridan. Phillip grew up attending Perpetual Help and Immaculate Conception primary schools, Everett High and Gonazga University. He met wife Virginia while working in real estate in Everett and Mukilteo.
Virginia Ruth Laird was born April 10, 1941, in Colorado, daughter of Henry and Ruth Laird. Tragically Henry died when Virginia was just 5 years old, also leaving her two older brothers. Ruth soon remarried Jay Brownell, a wonderful man and father of one boy. Beautiful Virginia Ruth Brownell graduated from Compton High School in 1957.
Soon to marry Don Ziemer and both went to Germany with the Army for a few years and returned to California with a son, Andrew Allen Ziemer, and soon a daughter, Marilea Ziemer. What a wonderful and loving mother she was!
In 1977, the Ziemers moved to Edmonds, Washington, where Virginia excelled in real estate, divorced Don, changed her name to Gini and later met and fell in love with Phil. Gini knew a great deal about collectibles and antiques so the duo set up the Canary Cottage Antiques shop in Raymond. The antique shop grew into an auction house, estate sale operation and furniture repair and restoration company. They shared 37 happy years together!
They ended up having heart attacks within 24 hours of each other. Ginny died instantly at home on Feb. 11, 2019. She is survived by her daughter Marilea Ziemer, son Andrew Ziemer and granddaughter Jessica Jay Ziemer. While Phil, who was already suffering in the hospital from cancer complications, died on March 3, 2019. Phillip is survived by sister Marypat and numerous cousins.
A celebration of their lives will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 Third Street, Raymond, WA 98577. All friends are invited. For more info call 480 842-1737.
Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, Washington.