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Mustain, Phyllis

Phyllis Sonia (Smith) Mitchell Mustain, of Los Angeles, California, died Sunday, August 10th, 2008 after a courageous but brief battle with lung cancer.  She was 78.  Phyllis was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Paul R. Smith and the late Dolores E. Sonnen.  In 1954 she married Robert A. Mitchell, who preceded her in death in 1982.  Throughout her life Phyllis was a sucessful commercial illustrator and highly skilled layout designer, as well as an accomplished musician and painter.  She was a loving mother, and held a passionate belief in kindness to animals.  Phyllis is survived by her husband of 19 years, Robert Mustain of Los Angeles; her son Robert Mitchell of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan; her three daughters, Greta Tristram of New York, Stella Pivovarova of La Crescenta, California, and Elizabeth Mitchell of Eugene, Oregon; her brother Paul Smith of Richmond, Virginia; her sister Susan Smith of Del Mar, California; and her grandson Edward Tristram of New York.  A graveside service will be held on October 24, 2008 at noon at Gethsemane Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Greta Tristram
    October 29th, 2008 | 10:12 am

    We miss you Mom.

  2. jeannie mcdonald
    November 4th, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    To the entire Conneely family….Mrs.Conneely, Tommy, Barbara Jean, Maureen, John, Donny, Jennifer and Aiden……What can I say?…What a great loss of a wonderful person who truly loved you all….I have very fond memories of “Pugs”. His personality, laugh and his ever smiling face, I wll never forget…The last ime I saw him was when your Mom moved and I was truly shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news tonight…I did not know. My dad called me at work and he and my mother also send their deepest condolences…They both liked him a lot…My thoughts and prayers are with you all…Hold onto the memories…He was an incredible person who I am sure will be missed by all….Jeannie McDonald

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