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Phyllis Alice Hartsoch
1919 - 2017
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Obituary for Phyllis Hartsoch

Phyllis Alice Hartsoch, 98, (also known as Grandma)
died July 13, 2017 at the home she shared with her
daughter Donna Rae and Jim Bruner after selling her home
in Bay City, WA. Her family was with her during her
painless trip to meet the Lord.
Phyllis was born Feb. 18, 1919 to Clyde Doyle and Edna
(Kuchel) Doyle in Holstein, Iowa. She was the first of six
children. The Doyle family moved to Kalispell, Montana in
1936. That is where she met the man of her dreams Milton
F. Hartsoch, known as Mel; they married July 3, 1937.
Together they worked from farming to logging, whatever it
took. She helped with her family's restaurant, and what a
good cook she was.
Their first born child was Donna Rae Hartsoch born Jan.
16, 1939; after a short time, off they went to work again
driving her dump truck with baby bed fixed next to her.
She was a mother trucker, Mel would call her. Her son.
They even helped her mother raise her brothers and
sisters. Jack Dolye Hartsoch born April 15,1941 When
children were ready to travel off they went.
The traveling bug hit again, working from Montana to
Oregon, Idaho, Washington and even Alaska (before it was
a state). Building roads, as Mel was in construction business now. They moved back to Washington to own
partnership with son on oyster farm (she got her hands into
it too). They grew oysters at Daybob Bay in Quilicene, WA
and trucked them to Calif.; later selling that business they
moved to Bay City, WA near their son. They bought
property and had a home put on it in 1971 and found
themselves back in the oyster business at Bay City (for
something to do).They had the license #1 for In County for
Oysters She retired as he did to playing., Garden flowers.
Mel passed in 1984 She lived for her wonderful family.
Phyllis is survived by daughter Donna Rae (Jim) Bruner of
Aberdeen, WA; daughter-in-law Theresa Hartsoch of Bay
City, WA; Jackie Hartsoch and Mike Szynder of Wareham,
MA; Kim (Marty) Skinner of Hoquiam, WA; Scott D.
Hartsoch of Olympia, WA. Patrick M. Wison Packwood,
Wa. ; siblings Karen (Scott) Cottet, Mary Doyle of
Pendleton, ORE; Willis Doyle of Fargo, NO; Don Doyle of
Kalispell, MT, Joe Kucere of Cedar Rapids, IA; four
grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and
nephews and one VERY SPECIAL FRIEND. There will be
no services. Please no flowers.
Donations are suggested to the Westport South Beach
Ambulance or the Cancer Clinic.
Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.
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