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Phyllis Jeanne Payte

April 10, 1931 - September 21, 2013 -


Phyllis Jeanne Payte went to be with her Lord on September 21, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Phyl was born on April 10, 1931, in Oregon City, ­Oregon at Hutchinson ­Hospital, to Ben and Cora Elmer; and was raised in the Clarkes neighborhood of Mulino, Oregon along with her sister Carolyn and brother Lloyd. She graduated from Oregon City High School in 1948, and then went on to study ­horticulture at the Oregon State University.

Phyl lived in Alaska for 7 years then returned to live in Molalla, Oregon until 1981 when she met the man of her dreams, John. In December of that year they married and moved to their home in Oregon City. They were married 29 years until John's death in 2011.

Phyl had a passion for gardening, sewing, and cooking, and was often using her talents to ­benefit her church, Bethany Evangelical in Canby, and her friends and family. She also was a volunteer for the Molalla Pregnancy Care Center. She will be greatly missed by many friends and family to include, step daughter, Beth Janicke, Grand­children; Carolynn Yancey, Amy Gilkey, Andy Wheeler, Rachel Davis, Laura Drew, Aaron ­Janicke, and 6 great-grand children. Donations in her memory can be made to Bethany Evangelical Church, or the Molalla Pregnancy Care Center.

Memorial Service is Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Church in Canby.

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