Phyllis Lam, a longtime Eagle Valley Resident, died July 14, 2007, at Portland after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Her graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. There will be a potluck afterward at the Eagle Valley Christian Church.
Phyllis was born on April 19, 1925, to Laura and Joe Watson at Mitchell, Ind. She was joined five years later by a sister, Janie.
She married Russell Lam in December 1946. They had three children: Paula, Debra, and Gary. They lived in Indiana until January 1964 when they made a decision to move to Richland to become dairy farmers.
Phyllis was a homemaker as well as helping in the dairy barn. As an outgoing and loving person, she endeared herself to those she came in contact with. She had a great many friends in Eagle Valley.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband; her daughter, Debra; and her sister, Janie.
Survivors include her son, Gary Lam, his wife and two daughters; her daughter Paula, her husband and two children; Debra’s two children; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Eagle Valley Cemetery.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 30, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor