Phyllis McCurry |

Phyllis McCurry

A memorial wake will take place at 3 p.m. June 24 at the Old Washoe Club in Virginia City, Nev., for Phyllis Katherine McCurry, who passed away June 9, 2007, at her home in Carson City, Nev. She was 79.

Mrs. McCurry was born May 8, 1928, in Bonesteel, S.D., to Deamose J. and Josephine Raymond. She attended school in South Dakota and graduated from Grossmont High School in El Cajon, Calif. She obtained her beautician license and worked as a beautician through World War II. She married Stanley D. Lynn on May 24, 1946. They owned and operated a gas station as well as a restaurant in El Cajon. She married her childhood sweetheart, John H. McCurry June 26, 1975, in El Cajon. The couple moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1993, where she worked as a waitress at Mc P’s Irish Pub & Grill. They settled in Carson City in 2000. Her hobbies included dancing, gambling, crocheting and reading. She was known for her sense of humor, quick wit and joy for living.

Mrs. McCurry is survived by her husband John H. McCurry of Carson City; children, Stanley F. Lynn of Lakeside, Calif., Rodney Randal Lynn of El Cajon, Daryl Dee Lynn of South Lake Tahoe, Sharon J. Fitch of Dallas, Ore., Patrick W. McCurry of Salem, Ore., Candia L. Friesen of Salem, Debora S. McCurry of Carson City, Reenie K. Kilgore of Sheridan, Ore.; Eileen C. McCurry-Hays of Salem and Michael S. McCurry of Cool, Calif.; brother, Willis Floyd Raymond of San Jacinto, Calif.; sisters, Frieda Alice Arias of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Della Marie Wood of La Mesa, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband in 1956; daughter, Kathleen A. McCostlin; brother, Lloyd Deamose Raymond; and sister, Nima May Roseberry.

Donations are requested to St. Mary’s Hospice of Northern Nevada in Reno.