Phyllis N. Crawford, 82, passed away March 14, 2012. Survived by Jack (Linda) Crawford; cousin, Greg Taucher (Molly Hoover); good friends, Peggy Fogel, Betty Golob, JoAnn Johnson, Ursula Taullie and Vicky Trujillo; and her faithful companion, Willy. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth (Bianchini) Lyartis; aunt, Carolyn D. Taucher; and cousin, Gerry Archuleta. Phyllis was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned an undergraduate degree at Denver University and Master's degree at Western State College both in teacher education. Phyllis taught and served as a counselor in Pueblo schools, and later owned and operated Marilyn Kay Dress Shop. Phyllis enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening and her hobby greenhouse. She adored her many dogs over the years. Lifetime member of National Education Association, parishioner at St. Therese and former Pueblo Ballet Board member. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium with internment in Rock Springs, Wyo. Memorial service to be announced at a future date. Special thank you to Dr. Michael Rendler and the staff at Sharmar Village. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services or PAWS through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to Dolly and we appriciate all she did for St Patrick’s Church. Rest in peace, Joan, Meg and Carol

  2. Phyllis was one of a kind! I will always remember shopping at the Marilyn Kay Style Shop and how “put together” she always was. A kind and gentle person and friend. She touched many lives. Susanne (Campbell) Baker

  3. Phyl was such an important and pivotal person in my life. She was my second mom! I have fond memories of working with Phyllis at Marilyn Kay while in college. She encouraged me to study and celebrated my success when I received my master’s degree in 2008. Phyl was a very classy lady and role model. I am happy I had the time with her and only wish it had been a little bit longer. May she see how much she is loved! I miss her knowing when I visit Pueblo I won’t get to spend time with her any longer. I love you Phyl!

    All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
    William Shakespeare

  4. So sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was a great friend to my Mom and her visits were always so very welcome. Rest in Peace, Phyllis.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook