Born on May 9, 1948 in East Lansing, Michigan, to Phillip R and Lillian I Gregg, Phyllis Jean Gregg Moore passed away on August 23, 2021, at about 6 a.m. in her home. After fighting cancer for a little over three years, the cancer had spread from her lungs to her lymph nodes, then to her brain and her bones. Cancer sucks!
Phyllis is survived by her sister, Ruth Ellen Gregg; her brother Ronald Gregg; and her mother, Lillian Gregg. Also surviving are Phyllis’ three wonderful children; Philip Michael (Jessica) Moore with two terrific granddaughters; Lily and Katie; Courtney Lynn Moore Pelcha; and Andrea Jo Moore and Tyler Miller. Phyllis’ surviving husband Joe Moore spent hours helping take care of her, and a truer love and devotion is hard to find.
Preceding Phyllis in death were her father Phillip Gregg, her god mother Joyce Bartels and Uncle Harry, as well as Uncle Harold Lounsberry, and her adopted family of Aunt Joy and Uncle Russ Green, Aunt Skip and Uncle Bud McDonough.
Besides being a mother with children each born seven years apart, three times, Phyllis was an assistant director at the Beaver Island Historical Society for many years, as well as a librarian at the Beaver Island District Library for an equivalent number of years. She loved working with Shirley Gladish at BIHS and Barbara Cruikshank at BIDL, who have both passed on also.
Phyllis also enjoyed many friendships as well with many island residents and summer residents as well as many who were considered family even without a biological connection.
Phyllis was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church here on Beaver Island, even though her parents helped start up the Beaver Island Christian Church, and she also attended services at the St. James Episcopal Mission on the island.
A Celebration of Life for Phyllis Gregg Moore will take place next spring, so the entire family can attend. Your continuing prayers for our family will be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com