GLICK, PHYLLIS MAE- Phyllis Mae Glick, 89, of Roswell, NM went home to be with Jesus on November 16, 2018, where He met her with open arms gently saying, "Well done good and faithful servant."
Phyllis was born May 31, 1929, in a small town of Denver, Missouri. She was married, in 1946, to Charles Guernsey, a WWII decorated hero. They had three children, Charllis, Barry and Teresa. Phyllis and Charles raised their family in Sterling, CO, where they taught their children about God.
Phyllis had a strong work ethic and keen sense for business. She owned a dry-cleaning establishment where she worked 6 days a week, 12 hours per day. Her children assisted her in the business where they were taught the importance of completing a task with excellence and integrity.
In 1975, Charles succumbed to ALS. Shortly thereafter, she sold her dry cleaners and moved to La Jaunta, CO. There her ingenuity helped her to become a franchise owner of a Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in 1975. Later, Phyllis was united in marriage to Charles Glick on June 6th, 1977 in Monte Vista, CO. Together they traveled extensively throughout the southwest for his work. While traveling, they fell in love with Roswell, NM and decided to make it their home.
Phyllis was known as saying, "A stranger is a friend I haven't met yet." Those words weren't an empty saying, but were constantly revealed in her actions as she volunteered extensively always wanting to help care for others. She would sing to the residents at nursing homes, read to people with sight impairments, taught guitar lessons to adults, and baked wonderful treats for others. Her kind actions were recognized when she was elected the president of New Comers and was the treasurer and on City Council for Beta Sigma Phi. Her entire life she remained active in the community. Her favorite pastime was laughing and playing cards with her dear friends. The heart of who she was shown in her unquestionable love for her children, grandchildren (8), great grandchildren (23), nephews and nieces. She had a special relationship with each of them, loving and caring for them right where they were and exactly how they needed it. Her love was often expressed when she donned her apron and made cinnamon rolls, bread, chicken and dumplings, and apricot jam, all from scratch.
Phyllis was loved by all those who knew her. She always had a kind word and pleasant smile for everyone even during her final months battling cancer. Throughout her illness, she often expressed her strong faith in God. When her summons came, she passed on with a smile of confidence.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Barry Guernsey (wife, Mary); daughter, Terri Barry (husband, Bill); brothers Albert Barber (wife, Donna) and Gene Wheatley (wife, Jane), her grandchildren, Kimberlee Le (husband, Kha), Wendy Baca (husband, Ray), Barry Jr. Guernsey (wife, Cielo), Kristy Cipili (husband, Adriano), Adam Guernsey (wife, Rachel), Anna Swigart, Rachel Guernsey-Curiel (husband, Vidal), and Ammon Guernsey (wife, Eryn); 23 great grandchildren and various nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Glick, her daughter Charllis Guernsey, parents Leola and Leland Barber, brother Leland Barber, 2 sisters Anetta Margie Barber and Odetta Faye Barber, and nephew Kerry Barber.
The family thanks her many friends, neighbors and relatives who so kindly expressed their love for Phyllis throughout her sickness. A special thanks to Gloria Orona for her tender care and compassion for Phyllis for many years.