Phyllis Irene Carpenter
SENEY, MI – Phyllis Irene Carpenter, 93, of Seney, passed away peacefully, Monday morning June 22, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born September 26, 1926, in Leicester, England, daughter of the late Archibald C. and Kate (Moseley) Perkins, at the age of 19 she met the love of her life, Howard Carpenter, and they were united in marriage, on August 23, 1945, becoming a “war bride” and, at the end of World War II, she bravely left the only country she knew and boarded a ship alone and made her way to American where she again met him in Newberry. This union in marriage lasted 67 years until his passing on May 26, 2012.
Phyllis had several different employments during her lifetime but people know her most as the administrative assistant at the S. M. Ennis Insurance Agency in Newberry. She was a longtime member of Germfask United Methodist Church, longtime member and serving on several stations of the Luce County Chapter #364 Order of the Eastern Star, 4-H and also Jobs Daughters when she was younger.
Phyllis and Howard took great pride in their close knit family, always loving and very proud of all their children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and were very proud to be great-great- grandparents.
In addition to her parents and her husband Howard, Phyllis is preceded in death by an infant brother, infant granddaughter Juanita Carpenter, infant great-great- granddaughter; Oaklyn Seagraves, son-in-law; Donald Bonifield and sister-in-law; Eilene Perkins.
Phyllis was blessed with four children Paul (Barb) Carpenter of Newberry; Marlene (Stephan) Walden of Marquette; Janice Bonifield of Seney and Candy (George) Davis of Seney; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great- grandchildren; brother; Leslie Perkins of Elizabeth Park, South Australia and sister-in-law; Ruth Dake, of Newberry.
Per her request, cremation services were accorded. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 3:00 PM at the Germfask United Methodist Church with Pastor Ian McDonald officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.