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Phyllis Mae Lammers

May 25, 2011

Phyllis Mae Lammers passed away peacefully May 19. She was born in Long Beach, CA on Aug. 31, 1914, the only child of Hazel and Clark Booher.   She attended schools in Los Angeles and El Centro.  She graduated from UCLA in 1934 with a degree in Education and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta.  She later earned her Masters Degree at Cal State Los Angeles. She taught at a private school in Pasadena before joining the US Coast Guard at the beginning of WWII.

While serving in the SPARS, she met her husband Stanton, a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army and they were married in 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Stanton was deployed and fought in the European theatre receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

They settled in Glendale, California. Phyllis was a teacher and counselor at Wilson Junior High School retiring in 1986. She was also an active member of PEO and the Special Children’s League. She enjoyed travel, golf and bridge and Friday night dinners with friends

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She is predeceased by her husband, Stanton who passed away in 1984. She will be missed by her daughters; Catherine Fickas of Arcadia and Janet Wolf of Kennebunkport, Maine; her sons-in-law Robert Fickas and Rick Wolf; her grandchildren Scott Fickas and wife Jenny, David Fickas and Justin Wolf and wife Kristen. Her great grand-daughter Sara Fickas was a joy in the last years of her life.

She stayed active and engaged, enjoyed life, time with her family and friends up until her last days. She will be remembered for her inquisitive mind, sense of humor and her love and pride she felt for her family. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

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