Phyllis Marie Brink

1930 - 2013


In Loving Memory

Phyllis Marie Brink

August 27, 1930 – August 17, 2013

Longtime Walla Walla resident, Phyllis Marie Brink, 82, passed away August 17, 2013, at her home.

Phyllis “Flourishing” Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Phyllis died in the arms of her loving family at her home. She fought her battle with leukemia with dignity and pride. She is now in the arms of her Shepherd, our Savior and Lord. Phyllis was born August 27, 1930, in Kelso, Washington, to Lewis and Lois Simpson. She graduated from Kelso High School with the Class of 1948. She moved to this area from Kelso in 1949. She was a telephone operator and receptionist for Pacific Northwest Bell and worked for the Department of Social and Health Services and the City of Walla Walla until retiring in 1992. On November 25, 2004, she married the love of her life, Richard Earl “Dick” Brink. They often traveled to Cannon Beach and Leavenworth, spending time, loving each moment together.

Phyllis was generous to everyone – family, friends and church friends. She was so friendly and loved making friends. She talked to each of her four daughters daily and shared their joys and sorrows. Among her giving, loving personality, Phyllis was a master seamstress, and crochet artist. She loved her church – Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, and sang on the worship team. She was an avid supporter of the American Humane Society. Her contributions to several charities and missionaries were abundant and often.

She is survived by her husband, at their home; four daughters: Rhonda Gehmen of Renton, Washington; Shannon Richardson of Pasco, Washington; Linda Robison of Walla Walla and Laura Robison-Skogan of Sandy, Oregon; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three greatgrandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.

The memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Walla Walla Alliance Church. Pastor Steve Morris will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or the Pioneer Park Aviary through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Family and friends are invited to write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.


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