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On Wednesday June 21, 2017, after sixty-eight years of loving, helping, determination, courage, and grace, Phyllis Jean Golden, died peacefully in her sleep. She is now in her eternal home being cradled in both the laughter and tears of her Lord, as well as her beloved mother and aunts.
Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of thirty-six years, ReDon and devoted poodle, Lucky; son, Travis Halley and his wife, Amber; daughter, Melissa Rice and her husband, Chad; grandchildren, Jake, Zach and Halley Rice; brother Rick Ashford and his wife Sarah; and niece and nephew, Eric and Erin Ashford. Phyllis also leaves behind numerous extended family and friends who made her life rich and full of joy.
Phyllis had the most kind heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a master decorator and loved to shop and do crafts. She enjoyed traveling with ReDon and Lucky, going to Zumba, listening to music, playing cards and going to bunco with her Lakeaire neighborhood friends and lunching with her “Lunch Bunch” friends. Phyllis was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
While we are terribly saddened for Phyllis to leave her Earthly life so prematurely, all those who she left behind are grateful to know that we will one day see her again.
A funeral service will be held at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, July 8th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There will be a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bella Foundation would be kindly appreciated.