Phyllis Detienne

Phyllis Detienne May 29, 1949—November 20, 2014

Phyllis was a warm, kind woman, an active and beloved member of WHEEL and of Mary’s Place for ten years. She also volunteered at the Wintonia, where she was living when she passed.

As a friend of hers at the Wintonia said, “She was a sweetheart. She opened the kitchen first thing every morning. She watered all the plants. She was always helping people. She was an angel.”

Phyllis came to Seattle from Billings, Montana, where she is survived by her son, Loren; her daughter Tina and Tina’s children Tianna and Jovan; her sister Helen DeTienne, brothers Ted, Sherman, Martin, Jonathan, younger sister Jessie and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis’ Leaf is at Mary’s Place/Gethsemane Lutheran Church. If you have photos or memories of Phyllis, please share in a comment.

Phyllis Detienne, right; Loren Detienne, left

Phyllis Detienne and her son Loren.

Photo of Phyllis Detienne from High School

High School photo of Phyllis, Billings Gazette

 

Phyllis placing flowers at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Renton.

Phyllis placing flowers at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Seattle PI


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One Response to “Phyllis Detienne 1949—2014”

  • Tina DeTienne says:

    Mom you are always in my heart especially this time of year; Mothers Day Tianna’s birthday and your birthday all in May. It’s been 18 months and still seems fresh and new. Lots of changes down here for the better so I know you are proud of all of us! Love you forever and always!

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