Phyllis Garland, 82, a life-long resident of Oak Bluffs, died February 12 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past 16 years.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1928 in Oak Bluffs and was a graduate of Oak Bluffs High School. After attending Bates College and Bridgewater State College where she majored in history, Phyllis worked in the family's Red and White Grocery on Circuit Avenue. Her father, George Stanley Garland, and mother, Agnes Evans Garland, owned the popular market for many years. Phyllis had one sister, Ruth, who died in 1968.
Phyllis was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and served as the secretary of the Women's Society. She also belonged to the Rebecca's and Eastern Star organizations.
She enjoyed knitting, watching football on television, reading, gardening, and cards. During her time at Windemere, Phyllis especially enjoyed the many animal visitors, music programs, parties, and her favorite activity — Bingo. She will be missed by many near and far.
Donations may be made to the Windemere Recreation fund and sent to P.O. Box 1747 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
There will be a graveside service, Friday, Feb. 18, at 11 am at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.