Phyllis Irene FAZIO
November 1, 1928 – November 28, 2019
Phyllis Irene Fazio was born November 1, 1928 and passed away on November 28, 2019 at 91. She was born in Mound City, South Dakota and later moved to Wapato, WA. with her family. She grew up there with her five brothers, one sister and her mother after losing her father at an early age. Phyllis was a part of the restaurant business for most of her adult life taking joy in feeding family, friends and strangers. She worked at a variety of restaurants in the Seattle area, finishing with her own restaurant in downtown Seattle, the Copper Pot. She also worked at the Seattle Tennis Club and Boeing in her lifetime. She took pride in what she did and was always ready to extend a helping hand throughout her life. During her children’s growing up years she was involved in their lives supporting them in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, school activities and church activities. She was always ready to put on a spaghetti dinner as a fund raiser for whatever cause the kids were involved with. She took great joy in watching each of her children participate in a variety of activities including football, student government and swimming. Mom enjoyed spending time with family and friends over the many years of her life, especially at family reunions and other gatherings. She loved to laugh, to sing, to dance, to help others and yes, be a bit bossy! She was never afraid to share her opinion good or bad and cared deeply about all of the people in her life. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, Robert Fazio as well as her oldest son William (Bill) Banning, her mother Emma, in laws Anthony and Emma Fazio, four of her brothers; Delbert, Wayne, Ron and Cliff and her sister Joyce, brother and sister in-law Fred and Delores Fazio along with nieces, nephews and many friends. She is survived by her brother Robert McElrea (Peggy), her son Bruce Banning, her daughter Marcia Smothers (Wayne) and daughter in law Donna Banning. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren; Jennifer (Joshua), Melissa (Nathan), Crystal (Sean), Mitchell, Stephanie, Kelsey, Alex and two step grandchildren Brooks (Suzy) and Brittany (Rob). In addition, Phyllis is survived by eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed here but is in heaven singing and dancing.
A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA
Celebration of Life
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home
804 State Ave