Phyllis Lindenmeyer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Phyllis Carol Lindenmeyer, 80, of Chino Hills, California, beloved wife and best friend of John “Jack” Gross Lindenmeyer for 54 years, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Betty Suffridge of Anaheim, California, her husband Jack Lindenmeyer of Bedford, Iowa, and her daughter, Linda Ann Bolton of Lake Tahoe, California.

Phyllis was born in Covington, Kentucky, on July 24, 1936, where she lived until age 4, when she and her parents moved to Los Angeles, California. At an early age, Phyllis showed an interest and aptitude for music, and gifted with an upright grand piano, began a love affair with music that would last until the day she died. Phyllis attended John Marshall High School, where she sang in the choir, sometimes assisting with piano accompaniment.

After graduating from high school, Phyllis worked for a temp agency, where she enjoyed a variety of temporary secretarial assignments, her favorites were those within the fashion district of Los Angeles. Her piano skills were put to use as church organist. In 1957, Phyllis was invited to a get-together in the home of fellow church members, Howard and Henrietta Lindenmeyer, where she met the love of her life, Jack Lindenmeyer. Jack and Phyllis married in 1959 and raised five children in the Southern California town of Anaheim.

While raising their five children, Jack and Phyllis were involved with numerous organizations, including the Barton Elementary Boosters, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Pop Warner football boosters, Little League Baseball, Bobby Sox Softball, high school sports boosters, Chamber Singer Boosters, and the YMCA Indian Guides. Though it was Jack who attended most booster meetings, it was Phyllis who sewed the patches on uniforms, sewed team banners, crafted centerpieces for family dinners and team banquets, sewed costumes, helped with book reports and English essays, and made sure that all six of her family members left for work or school on time and with lunch in hand.

In August of 1984, when Jack started Lindenmeyer Electronics Incorporated, LEI, Phyllis became vice president in charge of proofreading shielding effectiveness test reports, a task she continued until Jack’s passing in 2013. Phyllis enjoyed traveling with Jack to test sites throughout the United States and as far away as India, always bringing home a little something for the kids and grandkids.

In later years, her greatest joys were attending musical productions and sharing her love of crafting and sewing with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish Phyllis’s memories are her son, John Lindenmeyer of Baldwin City, Kansas; her daughter, Carrie Stephens of Chino Hills, California; her son William “Bill” Lindenmeyer of Brea, California; and her son Steven Lindenmeyer of La Habra, California. Additionally, eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were “Grandma Phyllis’s” pride and joy. Known for her music, crafting, and excellent potato salad, Phyllis brought joy to those around her.

Phyllis will be remembered for her music, her caring and gentle manner, and her great love for her family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry, MT. In keeping with the wishes of Jack and Phyllis, arrangements are being made to have the couples remains buried in the Lindenmeyer family plot in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry, MT. A potluck picnic will follow at Murn Park in Terry. The surviving Children are looking forward to one last trip to Montana. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

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