Dec 27, 1910 - May 4, 2013
Phyllis Avis Springall
Born December 27, 1910 in Mysore, India, died May 4, 2013 at the age of 102 of natural causes. Phyllis, born and raised in India, moved to England in 1948 where she raised two children, Verna and Euan with her husband, James Springall. Phyllis immigrated to Sacramento in 1982 after Jamesâ€™ death and lived with her daughter, Verna, and son-in-law, Kenneth Thompson, for 31 years in Rancho Cordova, California. For the last 7 months, Phyllis resided at the Walnut House in Carmichael, California.
Phyllis travelled the world with her husband and always enjoyed meeting new people and sharing her experiences. An avid bridge player, Phyllis also enjoyed oil painting, knitting beautiful sweaters, fashion and all animals. She loved sitting amongst the 100+ rose bushes in her daughterâ€™s back yard and often painted the beautiful flowers. Her greatest pride and joy was her family. She never missed a family celebration and took genuine interest in all her familyâ€™s pursuits. She is survived by her daughter, Verna Thompson (Kenneth) of Rancho Cordova; son, Euan Royle (Cynthia) of Thetford, England; grandson, Stephen Thompson (Angela) of Denver, Colorado; her granddaughter Alyson Wagstaff (Bruce) of Sacramento; granddaughter SallyAnn Bullock (Jerry) of Thetford, England; and grandson, James Royle of Norwich, England. Also survived by 10 great grand children and 7 great great grand children and many friends.
Phyllis lived a healthy and charmed life to the end. Her laughter, sense of humor, strength of character and positive spirit will be with us the rest of our lives and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Phyllisâ€™ name to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary www.homewardboundgoldens.org