Phyllis Swartz

Yakima, Wash.

Phyllis (Jacobson) Koffler Swartz, 85, of Yakima, Wash., died July 25, 2017. Interment of ashes was at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.
Phyllis was born Aug. 9, 1931, on a farm east of Woonsocket to Elvin and Thelma (Johnson) Jacobson. She attended Baruth country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Woonsocket High School in the Class of 1949. She worked as a waitress at the Corner Café through her high school years.
She married Lyle Koffler June 4, 1949. Phyllis attended beauty school in Aberdeen and owned her own shop in Groton. In retirement, they moved to El Paso, Texas. Lyle died there in 1987.
Phyllis married Douglas Swartz in 1991. He died in December 2009. In 2012, Phyllis moved to Yakima, Wash., where she eventually entered hospice.
She is survived by her two children, Lona (Curtis) Belden and Mark (Tess) Koffler; her two brothers, Robert Fay Jacobson and Delvin Jacobson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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