In memory of
Phyllis Kathryne Perkins passed away in Fort Bragg on February 9, 2020, 15 days short of her 97th birthday. Phyllis was born February 24, 1923 in Westport Calif, to George and Clara Roach. The youngest of 11 children, she was born and raised on the Roach Ranch at Wages Creek. Phyllis attended primary school in a schoolhouse, overlooking Westport. She then took the long and dangerous bus ride to Fort Bragg to attend High School. Phyllis graduated from FBHS in 1940, along with the love of her life, future husband, John F. "Jack" Perkins. After attending beauty college in Oakland Ca., she worked in San Francisco as a beautician. Phyllis received many letters from her "Jacko" while he attended Kings Points Merchant Marine Academy and from overseas during WWII, asking for her hand in marriage. After making him wait, she finally said yes. They were married on December 30, 1944 and were married for 38 years before Jack passed away in 1983. They raised six children. After Jack passed Phyllis joined the "work force". She worked with Hospice and Mendocino Chocolate Company in Fort Bragg, and in Mendocino. She finally retired in her mid 80's after working at "Oh Baby", her daughter Delayne's baby clothing store. When not working she spent hours gardening with her daughter Dolores. Phyllis loved baseball and her team, the San Francisco Giants, attending World Series game with son John. Her family gave Phyllis the most joy. Mom was always there for her family. For baseball, basketball or football games; horse shows, 4-H presentations and Boy Scout-o-Ramas, home and away. At age 93, Phyllis watched from the stands as Fort Bragg Timberwolves Football ran the "Grandma" pass play in her honor. All were welcome at Phyllis's table. Relative, friend or stranger. She was "Mom" to her children's friend's and a fabulous cook. She loved cooking big meals and making sure everyone had enough to eat. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her two sisters Evelyn and Alta Roach and her eight brothers, George, Roy, Cecil, Lloyd, Homer, Melvin, Willard and Earl Roach. Phyllis is survived by her daughter Delayne Sipila and her husband Harold; daughter Dolores McBroom, sons Roy, John, Ryan and his wife Sue, and Randy. Grandchildren are Delayne's sons James and John Erwin; Justin Sipila and his wife Chenoa and great-granddaughters Samantha and Madeline Sipila; Dolores' son Angus Vorse and his son, great grandson son Elian; John's daughter Amy Flournoy, Ryan's sons Ben and Sam Perkins; and Randy's daughters Jordan and Sydney Perkins Phyllis is also survived by her numerous nephews and nieces including at least one great, great, great grandniece. Mom was always there to comfort her children when they were sick, had broken bones or broken hearts. She never embarrassed her children who were blessed to have her in their lives for so long. We are truly honored she was our Mother. Phyllis was the sweetest person ever. We love you Mom.
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