Obituary — Phyllis Josephine Summerson |

Obituary — Phyllis Josephine Summerson


Graveside services and a Celebration of Life will take place July 26 for Phyllis Josephine Summerson, who died July 18, 2002. She was 77.

Mrs. Summerson was born Dec. 20, 1924, at Lewiston, Pa., to Paul and Gertrude Baer. She had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past 33 years. As a young woman she worked at Hershey’s chocolate factory in Pennsylvania and later in life she was employed at Harveys Resort Casino and Timber Cove Lodge. She was a mom to all who walked through her kitchen, no matter if they had two legs or four. She said that she wanted to join hands once again with her beloved husband of 47 years, James Summerson, who died Jan. 2, 2001. Her favorite expression was, “Here today, gone to Maui.” She will be greatly missed by her family who promise they will keep feeding the squirrels for her.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Summerson of South Lake Tahoe; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marianne Summerson of Eureka, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Terry Seffron of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Patricia and Bret Bumgarner of Dayton, Nev.; grandchildren, Jesse, Gabe, Josh, Kris, Boone, Dylan, Andy, Benjimen, Nichole and Matthew; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. July 26 at Happy Homestead Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow services at Kiva Beach.

Arrangements are by McFarlane Mortuary.

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