Phyllis Langley Luce

Jan 08, 2013

Anaheim, Calif. — Phyllis Langley Luce, was the daughter of Hollis and Marion Mank. Phyllis was born in Concord, N.H., July 18, 1924 and died Jan. 3, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 88.

She is survived by her two children, a daughter, Bernice (Bonnie) Ederly of Rockaway Beach, Ore., and William Heiselman, currently residing in Yorba Linda, Calif., a sister, Sylvia Simmons of Byron, and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by two step-children, Barbara Hannan and Freddie Luce, all of Union, several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Ronald Heiselman (1989), brother, Edwin Mank (1995), and stepson, Robert Luce (2009).

Phyllis graduated from Lincoln Academy, Newcastle and attended the University of Maine and Husson College.

Phyllis was an accountant for W.C. Ladd & Sons for 20 years before her retirement in 1989. She had been a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, in Rockland. She was a member of the Central Maine District United Methodist Women’s group where she had served several years as district treasurer and special resources person and was treasurer of the Rockland Local United Methodist Women’s group. She was a member of the Board of the Talbot Home in Rockland, member and secretary of the Rockland Advisory Board for The Salvation Army, a member of George’s Valley Quilters, and was a volunteer for the Rockport Pen Bay Medical Center for several years.

In 1998, Phyllis moved to Pasadena, Calif., to live near her son. While there, she became a member of The Salvation Army Pasadena Corps (church) and participated in their Women’s Home League and Golden Agers programs. She also participated in activities at the Pasadena Senior Center.

Of all the things she enjoyed throughout her life, she enjoyed her family, camping, and quilting the most.

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