Phyllis D. Hrehovcsik, 92, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Lincoln Ill., passed away Thursday, May 16.
She was born July 6, 1926 to Ermer and Belle Young of Shelbyville, Ill., as the tenth of eleven children. She was the last of her immediate family as her seven brothers and three sisters and their spouses preceded her in death.
Phyllis attended Illinois State (Normal) University where she met her future husband, George Hrehovcsik. They moved to Lincoln, Ill., where George taught math and science at Lincoln Community High School from 1947-1968. They moved to Denver, Colo., for the next 20 years where she worked beside her husband in the insurance business.
Her husband, George, preceded her in death in 1993 as did her beloved son-in-law, Mike Abbott in 2006. She is survived by her four children: JoDee (Lou) Costello, Bobbi Abbott, Greg (Judy) Hrehovcsik, and Wendi Hrehovcsik. She is also survived by 10 grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Phyllis loved traveling, and following the loss of her husband, she divided her time living near family and friends in Illinois, Arizona, California, and Colorado. Over her lifetime, she took active roles in various school, church, and civic organizations. She loved most games and sports, especially golf and the Denver Broncos. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, cards, and dominoes, keeping family scrapbooks, and making pancakes for her grandsons.
No formal service will be held. A family gathering will take place at a later date. As requested, her ashes will join her husband’s, floating peacefully in the Gunnison River that runs through JoDee and Lou Costello’s property in Colorado.