Phyllis B. Atha
November 8, 1933 July 17, 2013

Turner Phyllis, 79, died July 17 in Turner. She was born in McDunn, WV  growing up and living in West Virginia until moving to Aumsville in 1967. Phyllis lived in Valsetz for ten years until settling in Turner in 1978. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for 19 years for Salem Hospital.

Phyllis was a great Mom, who had many enjoyments. She did many different kinds of crafts including making Victorian lampshades and ceramics. Phyllis played many instruments, mainly the piano, which she played at United Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Stayton, where she was a member. She married Raymond Atha on November 30, 1950 in Powellton, WV.

Phyllis is survived by her husband: Raymond Atha Sr. of Turner; sons: Raymond Atha Jr. of Turner, and Lawrence Atha of Turner; one brother; five sisters; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many extended church family. She was preceded in death by sons: Ricky and Chris; five brothers and one sister.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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