Phyllis Foeppel, 78, Edwards, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her home.
Calling hours were held on Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur. A burial in South Edwards Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Phyllis was born in Gouverneur on September 17, 1938, one of 14 children of Joseph and Hattie House Dashnaw.
She graduated from Gouverneur High School and spent most of her life in Gouverneur and Edwards.
Phyllis married Wayne C. Foeppel on October 15, 1977. Mr. Foeppel passed away on March 24, 2000. Phyllis was previously married to Richard M. Thayer.
Phyllis worked with her husband Wayne at their butcher shop, Foeppel’s Meatland, in Gouverneur. She had also worked as a waitress and provided house cleaning services.
She enjoyed singing karaoke, dancing, listening to country music especially Dolly Parton and old country/western tunes. Phyllis also collected dolls and jewelry, attended her share of auctions and garage sales, spent time visiting with her grandchildren, and made sure things were clean and in their place. She was strong in her faith and enjoyed her pets, especially her dog Joe.
Phyllis is survived by her rock and companion, Horace “Pete” Fayette, her daughter Laurie Page of Florida, her son Richard and Diana Thayer of Jones Pond, her grandchildren Stacy Roberts, Nia Travis, Katelyn Thayer, Timothy Geer, Tommy Hentz, and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Jean Smith of Edwards, several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis is predeceased by her two husbands, her parents, a granddaughter Mandy Jo Thayer, and 12 siblings Philip, Robert Sr., and Frank Dashnaw, Margaret Ruport, Keitha House Retha Peacock, Doreen House, Isabelle Metzler, Mary Lucas, Betty Hemmingway, Dorothy Dashnaw, and Marion Dashnaw.
Memorial donations in Phyllis’s memory can be made to Friends 4 Pound Paws.