Phyllis Kingery Martin

July 3, 1931 - March 30, 2006

Phyllis Kingery Martin, 74, of Oconomowoc, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday, March 30, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

She was born July 3, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Margarette and Oscar DeWolfe May. She attended Knox College before moving to Oconomowoc in 1969. She traveled extensively in Europe and wrote a book about it with her first husband, Alan Kingery, called "The Liberated Traveler." She was a member of the Oconomowoc Public Library Board when the new library was being developed and built, and she was a founding member of the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church.

After retiring as the manager of the Brownberry Ovens Thrift Store, Phyllis began serving as a volunteer at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and AngelsGrace Hospice.

Phyllis was always generous with her time and energy. She had a lifetime love of learning and a passion for justice. She particularly loved books, classical music, clouds and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her family and the many others who were touched by her compassion and love of life.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald T. Martin Jr.; her three children and their spouses, Linda and Don Snyder of Alamosa, Colo., Ken and Diane Kingery of Germantown and Sandy Kingery and Bob Zurowski of Williamsport, Pa.; her two stepsons and their spouses, Gerald (Tucker) III and Donna Martin of Murrieta, Calif., and Michael Martin and Marie Madderom of Germantown; her two grandchildren, Steve Snyder of Tempe, Ariz., and Danielle Kingery of Waterloo; and her brother, Bob May, of Chicago.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her first husband, Alan Kingery.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held this summer at the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church or a charity of the donorís choosing.

The family would especially like to thank Kristin in the intensive care unit at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the Rev. Bob Boerner and the entire staff at AngelsGrace Hospice.

The Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc, 567-4457, is assisting the family.