"Phyllis 'got on the bus' in 1981 when she attend her first Grateful Dead concert. Her love for music and dance is legendary amongst all who knew her."
Goodnight Violet started with Phyllis's favorite flower: the sunflower and found inspiration in Grateful Dead lyrics to create a vibrant and lively floral palette consisting of begonia foliage, magnolia foliage, red spray roses, scarlet butterfly ranunculus, and bittersweet. Small blue eryngium added texture. Bursts of blue hydrangea and "Funny Girl" asiatic lilies reflected more of Phyllis' favorite blooms.
Friends and family members gathered at Morrison Chapel to share stories and memories of a life lived to the fullest. The service concluded with a sing along to the Dead's "Ripple" and each guest placed a single sunflower in vases surrounding Phyllis' urn.
"Phyllis remains a rare light in the world that will not fade away as her spirit dances on."