Phyllis “Sallie” Johnson Lawler died at her home in Port Ludlow, on July 28, 2023 at the age of 96.
She was born in Minot, N.D. and was the last survivor of 10 children. Her family moved to Washington at an early age and eventually settled in Snohomish. After graduating Snohomish High School with her future husband, she attended WSU until they returned to the family farm to raise their family. Life on the farm was filled with love and the smells that came from her kitchen. She was also an avid seamstress and quilter, making quilts well into her nineties.
After a number of years at home, she began work for the Snohomish School District where she worked as the payroll officer until her retirement. In 1991, they sold the farm and moved to Port Ludlow where they built their dream home on the water.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Lawler. She is survived by children Jan (Greg) Jackson, Cathy (Rick) McGuire, Mary (Al) Muench, Jim (Elaine) Lawler and John (Georgi) Lawler, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service is scheduled for September 9, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.