Born January 26, 1949, in Forest Grove, Oregon, and passed away November 3, 2021, at Country Side Living in Redmond, Oregon, in the arms of her husband of 36 plus years after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Phyllis lived her early years on the Klamath River near Yreka, California, where she attended Horse Creek Elementary school along with her three sisters, Beverly, Janet, and Rosalie. Her family then moved to Culver, where she attended and graduated from Culver High School. Following high school, she went on to Boneventure Beauty School in Portland, before moving back to Madras with David Naugher, and worked at the Hairworks for many years.
On January 1, 1985, she married Gregory Horn at their home in Philomath. Each of their children "stood up for them" at the 12:01 a.m. wedding, with family and friends present. They would move on to Gresham and then to Jerome, Idaho, where they purchased a school bus dealership. It was here that Phyllis learned all about school buses, including driving various sizes and models across the U.S. and Canada from six different factories. This allowed them the opportunity to travel together to 36 states and three Canadian provinces, as well as the foreign countries of Canada, England (twice), Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain and Mexico.
While in Jerome, Phyllis attended Twin Falls Community College where she obtained her Associates Degree. With Greg's encouragement, she decided to pursue a degree in elementary education. She simultaneously attended both Idaho State University and Boise State University. Located in-between the two, Phyllis commuted 110 miles east and then west between the two universities to attend her classes. In 1996, she completed her degree program, extremely proud to become the first in her family to earn a college degree.
She would go on to teach a 4/5th split class for two years in Jerome, before they sold the business and moved back home to Central Oregon, where she would go on to teach a year in Crook County.
Phyllis's interests included ballroom type dancing, school, some painting, a little pottery and her work as a hairdresser. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed going down to the Klamath River where she would reminisce of her early days spent fishing, panning for gold, singing at the local community church with her sisters and the many times playing in the oak tree between their house and the school. Not long ago, Phyllis got the four sisters together to record several of the songs they used to sing. Above all else, Phyllis loved her family and would do anything for them.
She is survived by her husband, Greg Horn; sisters, Rosalie (Mike) Stewart of Gateway, Jan (Bob) Moore of Foster, Oregon, and Beverly (EJ) Hiett of Eagle River, Arkansas; step-brother, Tim (Sara) Suttle of Fernley, Nevada; children, Kimberly McAninch (Coontz) of Eugene and Gary Naugher of Powell Butte; step-children, Jessie Dziggel of Sublimity and Shannon Horn of Mulino; grandchildren, Allissa & Tanner Donaldson, Tessa & Cole McAninch, Sydney, Molly, Kasey & Jack Naugher; stepgrandchildren, Alex & Nicole Dziggel, Ian & Bronwyn Horn; great-grandchildren, Eli & Poppy Christiansen; step-great-grandchildren, Maya Dziggel.
Preceded in death were her mother, Lois Jean Smith (Charity; Suttle); her biological father, Urban Westly Charity; stepfather, Bud Suttle; stepsister, Nancy Suttle; stepbrother, Jeff Suttle; and her first husband, Edgar Coontz.
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