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Phyllis Cassidy

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Phyllis Jean Cassidy, 67, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on Nov. 11, 2021 in Pebble Creek, AZ

Phyllis was born in Yakima, WA on September 20, 1954. She was a 1973 graduate of Wapato High School and moved to Seattle in 1985 where she joined an insurance brokerage as an Account Service Representative. She later accepted an underwriting position at American States Insurance Company (now Liberty Mutual Insurance Company) and was later promoted to Underwriting Specialist. After her successful career at Liberty Mutual, Phyllis retired in March, 2017.

Phyllis loved to tell the story of how she met her husband Jim in 1987 at a bachelor auction where he was one of the bachelors. They later married in 1992. They lived in the Federal Way area of Washington until Jim’s retirement when they moved to Pebble Creek, AZ in March, 2021.

Phyllis was an avid gardener and had beautiful outdoor flower displays every year. Phyllis also loved to cook and entertain. Phyllis loved to decorate her home, especially for the holidays and went all out for Christmas.

Phyllis was known for her quick wit, love of life, her generosity, her infectious and sassy personality and her endearing and contagious laugh. While she enjoyed making new friends, she always treasured all of her friends, and each knew they had a special place in her heart. She was a shining light to all who knew her and she will be deeply missed.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Jim and her beloved dog Augie, her sisters in law and their husbands, Susan Allman and her husband Mark, Paula Cassidy and her husband Jon Speltz, Caroline Maughan and her husband Mark and Mary Sandstrom and her husband Scott. As well as nieces and nephews.

10 Comments on “Phyllis Cassidy

  1. I will miss you so very much my dear and loyal friend. I cannot even form enough words to describe how much you meant to me. You’ve been my very best friend for over 30 yrs. I treasured our friendship and you will always be my best friend. I love you Phyllis. Rest In Peace beautiful lady. My heart is totally broken.

  2. I hate that you have earned those angel wings far too early. Seeing how many lives you touched, how many people loved you, all the admiration just fills my heart so full!! I’m beyond thankful for the years you blessed me with your friendship, your support, your love. You were truly a beacon of light, and I just know you have all those angels above laughing, dancing, singing! I’m already missing our Christmas breakfast that you always hosted so perfectly. Barb and I will have a special breakfast to honor our beautiful friend!!! Rest easy and fly high, my dear, dear friend.

  3. Oh Phyllis, I Love you dearly! You have made such an impact on my life and on the lives of my husband and kids too. Such a kind and generous soul that people just are so attracted to. Along with a funny bone that is so infectious. One of my longest and dearest friends. Thank you for the honor of letting me be in your life. I Love you and will continue to think of you often, always with a smile on my face and in my heart. Kiss-Kiss!! ❤️

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, Uncle Jimmy. Aunt Phyllis will be missed, but will live on in our hearts as we recall our fond memories. I hope you find peace and comfort as you navigate through this difficult time.

  5. 💗 Oh Phyllis ~ My heart is broken ~ You’ve been my dearest friend for twenty plus years ~ it’s almost unimaginable to think I will never see your beautiful face again on this earth. ~I am grateful we always hugged hello and goodbye after our frequent get togethers, and I’m grateful we always exchanged “I love you”s when we parted ~ I’m grateful for all the little things that will always remind me of you, and there are so many! ~ I’m grateful for your smile, your huge laugh, your compassionate listening ear ~ We had such fun selling our roses at the farmers market and the Puyallup fair.. I think we usually came home with more than we sold, but it was mostly just fun to hang out with you while we pretended to work! Always waiting for the other helpers to go home so we could gab…So many memories of dinners at each other’s houses, the toilet paper always pointed 😃 and your dinners always so beautifully presented. We had such plans for the future, and it’s so hard to think of the years to come without you in them ~ 💗 ~ My love to your beloved Jim, and Auggie, can not imagine how hard this has been on them. ~ My love to you Phyllis. ~ I’m so glad we met ~ A once in a lifetime friendship ~ You will always be in my heart. 💗

  6. I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side
    spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts
    for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and
    strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs
    like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky
    come to mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”
    “Gone where?”
    Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large
    in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my
    side and she is just as able to bear the load of living
    freight to her destined port.
    Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at
    the moment when someone at my side says:
    “There, she is
    There are other eyes watching her coming, and
    other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
    “Here she
    And that is dying.

  7. Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

    Poem by Henry Scott-Holland

  8. My dear Phyllis, how many times this past week I’ve said “I can’t believe this is real, this can’t be…” We are heartbroken that we won’t be able to listen to your hilarious stories, drink morning coffee, watch the sunrise, have a glass of wine, and just be with you. You brought so much joy to everyone. I wish I had known you much longer, but I’m sure it still wouldn’t have been long enough. I will cherish the memories of the long afternoons in one of our backyards, laughing until our stomachs hurt, and the wonderful parties you and Jim would host every year “in the hood”. I’m so glad that I was able to visit you in AZ and see how happy you were living there. You rest easy now and know that you are terribly missed. 💔

  9. Aloha newest Angel Phyllis,

    Today I will plant bulbs to be a bright spot in the spring, reminding me of what a bright spot you’ve been in my life for nearly 40 years.

    You will continue to be thought of often and always with a smile, sometimes with a giggle and a few tears.

    My deepest sympathies go out to Jim and Auggie.


  10. Today I bought sunflowers; they remind me of you. I can still see that yellow burst of curls framing that cherub like face. The flowers won’t last but my memories of your joyfulness will forever be imprinted on my heart. You were snatched out of my life as fast as you entered it. I wish I could have told you one last time what happiness your new friendship brought to me. Our connection was uncanny but incredibly quick. We exchanged confidences like we’d known each other for years. Those trusting conversations were never finished, though. They were “to be continued” when we had more time. There are stories left untold and words of affection not uttered. I hope you know how grateful I am for your short passage through my life. Those sunflowers are for tomorrow, Thanksgiving, and in memory of you.

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