Phyllis E. Sheneberger left her earthly home and entered into her Heavenly home December 18 2018. Phyllis was born April 3, 1921. She was the youngest of 4 daughters born to Selma and Edward Ostberg in Selah, Washington growing up on an apple orchard on Selah Loop.
Mom graduated from Selah High School in 1939 and attended business college and worked for Selah Home Dairy and later Yakima County Treasurer’s Office. She qualified for the job because the treasurer wanted the big Swedish girls that could lift the books.
In January of 1948 she decided that her parents should not drive all the way out to Wiley Covenant Church by themselves. She drove them out to a tri-church meeting, where she met Paul Sheneberger. She quickly changed her mind about her parents driving. Grandpa and Grandma were suddenly able to drive home by themselves and Mom and Dad went out for the first time. Mom and Dad were married on December 19, 1948 after Sunday morning service at Selah Covenant Church.
Mom and Dad made their home in Gleed at the end of Advent Lane (which was later renamed Donelson Lane) where they raised chickens, apples, chickens, pigs, and more chickens.
In 1956 twin sons Ron and Don were born. In 1974 Dad died of a heart attack at the World’s Fair in Spokane.
Mom retired from the courthouse in 1984 and started her next career of leading group tours. It was at this time she traveled to places near and far from luxury cruise ships to the back of a camel.
After doing group tours became difficult Mom still enjoyed traveling with special friend George Dalrymple, family and friends.
In 2016 life changed again for Mom when we sold the place and moved to Arizona. Mom moved kicking and screaming to an independent living facility in Surprise, Arizona. Mom settled into her new “digs” nicely and soon could tell us the story on everyone there. She was there for 1 1/2 years until declining health forced a move to a home where she could get more care.
Mom is survived by son Don Sheneberger - Sun City West, Arizona, and son and daughter in law Ron and Ellen Sheneberger - Sun City West, 2 grandchildren, Justin Sheneberger - Yakima, and Katie Sheneberger - Yakima, and 2 great grandchildren, Keara and Evan Sheneberger - Selah.
Memorial service will be held at noon Saturday April 6, 2019 at Selah Covenant Church, 560 McGonagle Road, Selah. Memorials may be made to Selah Covenant Church.