February 10, 1922 – February 6, 2021
Phyllis L (Fundingsland) McKeever 1922 - 2021
Phyllis L. Fundingsland McKeever of Boulder, CO passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021; four days prior to her 99th birthday. Phyllis will be laid to rest in a private ceremony, on February 24.
She was born to Lauritz and Lena Fundingsland on February 10, 1922 in Burlington, CO, and grew up in Boulder, CO. Her friends all called her “Fundie” during her time at University Hill Elementary and Boulder High School (class of 1939). She frequently related fond memories of the fire escape chutes at Uni Hill, and roller skating down University Hill. She attended the University of Colorado, and later became the secretary/registrar for Boulder High School.
Phyllis married Harold J. McKeever in 1945, and together they created a close family. We remember her as a Cub Scout Den Mother, PTA leader, golfer, bowler, Sweet Adeline, camper, world traveler, chef……. but first and foremost, beloved mother and matriarch of this arm of the McKeever family.
Phyllis is survived by her three sons, Mike, Rick and Rod, and their families, including 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, and 4 siblings, Laurelle, Carroll, Ardis, and Shirley. We all loved her. Her spirit, and her strength will survive in our hearts.
Phyllis demonstrated her passion for helping people as an ardent supporter of many causes. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests those who wish to extend a memorial tribute to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Phyllis’s name.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
February 23, 2021
My condolences to the family. I met Phyllis at Flatirons Terrace while my dad was there, and have such fond memories of her. She was always impeccably dressed and smiling at all the functions. May she rest in peace.
February 15, 2021
I have the warmest memories of Phyllis, from our days singing together in Sweet Adelines. Things I particularly remember: the twinkle in her eye and her sense of humor; her creative nature, which she put to use making beautiful costume accessories; the gorgeous orchids she grew in her home; the fact that we both had a "Lena" in our family (her mother, my grandmother). I admired Phyllis's determination to live life well in spite of adversity. She was just one classy lady! I send condolences to her family and hope that your own memories will bring you comfort as you adjust to life without Phyllis.