Phyllis Jo Elgin, 66, passed away May 14, 2019, in Vancouver, Washington at Ray Hickey Hospice House after battling liver disease for several months. Born in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 11, 1952, to Cyrus and Carol (Barnett) Steyaert, she attended Sherwood High.
Phyllis worked many years for Nordstrom in Portland, Oregon then moved to Ocean Shores, Washington in 1999 where she was in HR at the Quinault Beach Resort, bank teller at Bank of the Pacific and finally BOA for Edward Jones. She moved back to Vancouver to be close to her surviving relatives and her daughter. She transferred to Edward Jones office at Salmon Creek where she retired in 2018.
Quilting, gardening and motherhood were her passions and she did them all well.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 20 years, Kenneth Elgin; two sons Bill Colley (Japan) and Michael Lycklama (Boise); daughter Connie Colley (Vancouver) as well as grandson Will Colley (Anchorage); step-children Fawn Elgin and Kerri (Elgin) Billings from Hoquiam, Washington, and grandson Nathanial Elgin; also a brother ,Roger Steyaert (Gerrardstown, West Virginia), and sister, Susan Herba (Fonda, New York).
A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Friday, May 24, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made to the American Lung Association or to your local Humane Society.