Phyllis J. Tapia

phyllis tapia

October 11, 1941 ~ June 21, 2023

Born in: Walsenburg, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Phyllis J. Tapia, 82, born October 11, 1941, in Walsenburg, Colorado and passed away on June 21, 2023.
Preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Evelyn Tapia; sisters, Dorothy Dolif, Marie Roybal and Esther Butkovich; brothers, Eugene W. Tapia, Edward Tapia, Garfield Tapia and Charles Tapia.
Survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Donna Lee Wheeler, Lori Tapia, Nancy Bruce, Kathy Visscher, Fran Dolif, John Roybal, Gene Tapia, David Dolif, SueAnn Bulak, Leahann Renck, Theresa Bensik, Bill Tapia, Jay Tapia, Robert Dolif, Doug Tapia, Jim Tapia, Dorothy Dolif and Monica Tapia.
Phyllis retired from St. Mary Corwin Hospital as a nurse supervisor.
Phyllis enjoyed reading, family, discussing politics and helping people. She was a “giving” person. Giving her time meant the most and it was freely given. She enjoyed talking with all the members of her family. She loved all her family.
As per Phyllis’s request, there will be no service.
Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens at the Wall of Honor.
Memorials may be made to Care and Share of Pueblo, 100 Greenhorn Drive, Pueblo, CO 81004 or Toys for Tots, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.
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  1. I was fortunate to work with Phyllis at St Mary Corwin. She was the wisest and best nurse. In fact I was able to choose the best nurse to care for my husband. Of course that was Phyllis.
    My condolences to her family and friends.

  2. I had the extreme honor and blessing to have worked with Phyllis for many years on Pediatrics at St. Mary Corwin. She was one of the most skilled and compassionate nurses I ever worked with. She was a mentor to all of us, helping us improve our nursing skills while showing us gentleness in caring for our patients. I can hear her laugh and see her radiant smile as I remember the good times. To her family, she spoke of you often with love. May you enjoy happy memories of her in this time of loss. Phyllis, rest in peace now friend, job well done. I will always hold you in my heart.

  3. We were the lucky ones. We got to spend lots of time with Aunt Phyllis. She was not one to be pushed into anything. We had many long discussions about the political climate in this country. And yes, she sure had her opinions! We were fortunate enough that we got to spend time with her and really get to know her on a personal. Lots of Memories were discussed. We know she truly appreciated everything that we did for her. It was our pleasure to make her life more comfortable. We will miss her greatly.

    Bob and Evelyn Dolif

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