Phyllis Ann Viehe
Phyllis Ann Viehe passed away on January 5, 2015. She was 91. She was born to Hugh F. Link and Dora (Burt) Link on January 30, 1923, in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Her father was a VA pharmacist and moved the family to various locations in California and Arizona. Phyllis graduated from high school in Tucson, Arizona.
Phyllis moved to Denver in 1941 and attended nurse’s training at Denver General Hospital. There she met Robert W. Viehe, Jr., an intern at DG. They married in Denver on July 28, 1944, and moved to Pacific Grove, California, where Robert served as a doctor at Fort Ord. After the war, he did a surgical residency in Denver and practiced there until 1957.
They discovered Glenwood Springs by serving as doctor and kitchen help on Tommie Thompson’s trailrides in the Snowmass and Flat Top areas. After two years in Montana, they moved to Glenwood Springs in 1959 where Robert worked for Glenwood Medical Associates and became a general surgeon at Valley View Hospital.
Phyllis is survived by her four children: Susan Wilson (Dennis) of Greensburg, Indiana, Cindy Ryman (Dick) and Nancy Peterson (Chuck), both of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Tom Viehe (Charla) of Olive Branch, Mississippi; six grandchildren, David Wilson, Kathy Wilson Thomas, Chris Viehe, Carrie Viehe Thayer, Jeff Peterson (Dana) of New Castle, Colorado, and Sarah Peterson (Aaron); seven great-grandchildren, her niece SueAnn Keckler of Littleton, Colorado, and her nephew John Link of Portland, Oregon. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Viehe, her brother John R. Link and her dear Yorkie Annie.
Phyllis was a nurse at Valley View Hospital until her retirement in 1973 and an active member of the hospital auxiliary. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis and the Glenwood Ladies Golf Club. As an avid golfer, she never had a hole-in-one — maybe this year.
A memorial service will be held at Farnum Holt Mortuary on January 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Avenue; Advocate Safehouse, PO Box 2036; or CARE, 2801 Road 114, all in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601.
The family expresses our deepest gratitude to the caregivers at Harmony House and Hospice of the Valley.
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