Baker City, Oregon
Phyllis Lillian Dunlavy, 90, of Corvallis, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home.
Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. The Rev. William McCarthy will officiate.
Phyllis was born on June 22, 1913, at Baker City to Roy and Blanche Phillips Crabill. She was the granddaughter of Philander Crabill, an early settler in Baker City.
She attended Baker schools and was a Baker High School graduate. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande, which was a two-year normal school at that time.
She married Cecil Hauntz in 1933. They had one child and were later divorced.
In 1940, Phyllis married L.B. “Curly” Harradine. They made their home at Pendleton. Both were members of the Pendleton Gun Club, where Phyllis won many shooting events. She was the Oregon State Ladies Skeet Champion in 1947-48. She also became a very good golfer.
Mr. Harradine died in 1960 and Phyllis returned to Eastern Oregon for a year to renew her teaching certificate. She taught first grade at the Riverside School in Pendleton for 14 years.
She married William Dunlavy in 1966. They bought a nine-acre farm 17 miles from Pendleton and Phyllis was able to have a big garden and to grow her own fruits and vegetables.
Phyllis and her husband moved to Roseburg in 1984 to be near her daughter. Mr. Dunlavy died in 1989. Phyllis moved to Corvallis in 1996.
She loved to travel. She made two trips to Europe and on her 80th birthday, she traveled with her daughter and son-in-law to Alaska. She also traveled to Hawaii and in 1998 to Israel and Jordan with a church group.
She loved the outdoors. She had a green thumb and could make anything grow. Her other hobbies included hunting, fishing, rockhounding and painting. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bob Mollahan of Corvallis; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Patsy Crabill of Tacoma, Wash.; grandsons, Pat Mollahan of Corvallis, Michael Mollahan of Forest Grove and Christopher Mollahan of Sherwood; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association through the McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 5, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor