Phyllis B. Powers, a lifelong resident of Lyndonville passed away surrounded by family Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at the Pines Health & Rehab. Center.

Born May 11, 1921, in Greensboro to Delmar & Dora (Davis) Boardman. She married Charles S. Powers on Dec. 19, 1941 in Lyndonville.

She grew up in the Lyndonville area graduating from Lyndon Institute Class of 1939. She then attended and graduated from Thompson School of Practical Nursing in Brattleboro. She worked as an LPN at Pine Knowl, the Darling Inn, and St. Johnsbury Convalescent Center, as well as some Private Duty Nursing. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, doing family history work, reading, traveling, and collecting antiques.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Sheila (Aldoph) Charron of St. Johnsbury, and Brenda (John) Voyer of Waterbury; a sister, Freida Powell of Kissemmie, Fla.; eight grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.She was predeceased by her husband on July 7, 1971; a daughter, Charlene; a granddaughter, Cheryl Hutchin; two brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Helen, Gordon and Shirley; brother-in-law, Carlos Powell; and a son-in-law, J. Robert Therriault.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Lyndonville Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. with interment in the Lyndon Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Phyllis's name made be made to The Pines Health & Rehab. Center Patient Activity Fund, 601 Red Village Road, Lyndon, VT 05849

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Pearsons Funeral Home, located at 70 Church St., Lyndonville.

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