April 27, 1936 - Sept. 13, 2012
Phyllis Irene Hamilton, beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice
House in Bend.
She was born April 27, 1936, in Hamilton, OH, to Charles and Freda Gray. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1954, and completed her registered nurses training at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She enjoyed various positions in her nursing career including her favorite position for many years as a Home Health nurse at St. Charles Hospital in Bend. She and her husband, Jim Parler, then moved to Garibaldi, OR, and enjoyed being co-owners of the Troller Restaurant with her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bob Wright, from 1990-2000. They then retired to Bradenton, FL, to enjoy a life of leisure and fun!
Phyllis loved gardening, decorating, music, traveling, painting, reading, crafts and much more, but more than anything, she loved spending time with family and friends. She always had time for everyone, listened and cared with compassion, gave the most loving advice and guidance and was the most kind and loving person to everyone she met.
Phyllis is survived by her sister, Barbara Bogan; her children, Scott Hamilton, Susan Pierce, Jeff Hamilton and Deb, Barb, Susie, Robert, David and Danny. She also left behind many beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great- grandchildren. Her extended family is numerous and felt the warmth of her love. Her family gives special thanks to her wonderful caregivers at Mountain House.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Niswonger Reynolds, 105 NW Irving Ave., Bend, Monday, September 17, at 4:00 p.m. A Celebration Of Life will be held in the Father Lukes Room at McMenamins Old St. Francis School from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of sending flowers, please send memorial contributions to the National Parkinsons Foundation or the Hospice House of Bend Oregon.
She will be forever in our hearts and missed more than words can express.
Phyllis Irene Hamilton