Phyllis M. Smith

Phyllis M. Smith

May 22, 1929 – Oct. 23, 2021

Phyllis Smith, 92, was born in Powell on May 22, 1929. She passed away at Expressions Memory Care in Carson City, Nevada, on October 23, 2021.

Phyllis was the daughter of Alexander and Vervean Pryde. She was raised in Byron with her four sisters, Geraldine NeVille, Roselin Kylander, Mary Alice Whitmore and Julia Ann Pryde and brother Robert Alexander Pryde. Phyllis was the last surviving member of the family.

Phyllis married Wayne Koch and had two sons in Billings, Steve (Wendy) Koch and Mark Koch. The family moved to Carson City in 1960.

Wayne passed away in 1974, and Phyllis went to work for the Carson City School District as a librarian in the middle school. Later, Phyllis worked for the State of Nevada Education Department.

She married Vaughn Smith, and he passed away in 2014 after 34 years of marriage.

Phyllis was preceded in death by two husbands, a brother and four sisters. 

She has numerous nieces and nephews throughout Wyoming, Utah, California and Oregon and several stepchildren in Las Vegas.

Phyllis’ remains will be laid to rest at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.