Phyllis Anne Vesey

Dec. 12, 1928-Oct. 24, 2020

Phyllis Anne Vesey 91,

of Minot, ND, formerly of

Stanley, ND went to her

Heavenly home on Satur-

day, October 24, 2020 at

the Somerset Court As-

sisted Living in Minot,

ND. Springan Stevenson

Funeral Home of Stanley

is assisting the family.

Condolences may be left

on our Funeral Home

website at www.springan


A Private Service for

Phyllis will be held at

12:00 PM, Friday, October

30, 2020 at the Palermo

Lutheran Church in Paler-

mo, ND. Pastor Carter

Hill will officiate. A

Graveside Service open to

the public, tentatively set

for 1:15 PM, will be at

Fairview Cemetery in

Stanley, ND. Visitation

open to the public, will be

held Thursday, October

29, 2020 from 1:00 PM to

5:00 PM at Springan

Stevenson Funeral Home

Chapel in Stanley, ND.

The Funeral Service

will be broadcast, please

follow the link on

Phyllis’s service informa-

tion on our website



Due to Covid 19, we ask

that everyone adheres to

local and state require-

ments for social distanc-


Phyllis Anne Vesey was

born December 12, 1928

to Maynard McGrady and

Lillian (Belter) in Stanley,

ND. She grew up on her

grandparents’, George &

Eolith McGrady home-

stead farm near White

Earth, ND along with her

sister, Maxine, and broth-

er, Byron. She helped

milk cows, drive tractor,

and shock the grain. In

her spare time, she liked

swimming in the White

Earth Creek & riding her


She attended a country

school by White Earth,

walking the 3-mile dis-

tance when it was nice

out and riding with her

dad pulling the sleigh and

covered wagon on colder

days. Her high school

days were at White Earth

where her favorite activity

was playing the slide

trombone in the band.

Phyllis attended college at

Minot State where she

earned a teaching degree.

Phyllis was very proud of

starting the first band in

Palermo school. She

taught school until she

married Edwin “Bob”

Walhaug. They raised

their family on their farm

near Palermo, ND and

owned and operated the

grocery store in Palermo.

In 1976 Phyllis moved

to Fort Collins, Colorado

and married Raynold

(Ken) Vesey. She worked

for over 15 years in the

engineering office at

Woodward Governor. In

early 90’s she and Ken

moved to Stanley, ND.

Phyllis was known for

skillful card playing,

wonderful cooking (espe-

cially lefse, cheese cake, &

apple pie), and adept &

lively polka dancing.

Phyllis is survived by:

her children Gary (Arlene)

Walhaug, Warren (Col-

leen) Walhaug, & Cheryl

(Jim) Evensvold; stepchil-

dren Carolyn (Arnie)

Stair, Gail Becker, Roger

(Darlene) Vesey, & Terry

(Debbie) Vesey.

Grandchildren Laura

(Chad) Theis, Scott

Walhaug, Lisa (Brad)

Hecker, Ashley (Heath)

Garrison, Cristy (Jeremy)

Jones, Faith (Ross) Ander-

son, & Adam (Kendra)

Evensvold. Peggy (Kyle)

Bauer, Ally Bauer and

Alexis Bauer, Brenda

(Tim) Matuszek, Mitch

Myers, Rick Myers, Joe

(Emily) Vesey, Morgan

Vesey, Ian Vesey, Robin

Vesey, Carrie Vesey, Tra-

cy Barnes, Bruce

(Shawnan) Becker;



and 3 great-great-great


She was preceded in

death by: her

grandparents, parents, her

husband Ken Vesey, and

son, Randy Walhaug.