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05/14/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Phyllis Stortz Begor

Phyllis Stortz Begor
(d. 12 May 2015)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news today.    Phyllis Stortz Begor, Class of @ 1952, widow of   Wayne Begor ('50), passed away Springmoor Life Care Retirement Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the age of 82. 

From The Daily Press - 05/14/15: 

                   Phyllis Stortz Begor

    NEWPORT NEWS - With her family by her side, Phyllis Stortz Begor passed away peacefully on May 12th at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Center in Raleigh, NC at the age of 82.

Phyllis was born in Newport News, VA and spent all but the last ten years of her life in Newport News and Williamsburg.

She retired after serving as a Personnel Specialist at the Veteran's Administration in Hampton and Ft. Eustis in Newport News.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Wayne Begor; her parents, Casper and Thelma Stortz; and her brother, Bobby Stortz.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheree Browning (John) and Danni Marshall (Rick); and three grandchildren Adam Browning, Brandon Grecco and Laura Browning Grant (Jon).

  Phyllis adored her family and cherished each moment they shared together.

A graveside service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wayne E. Begor Scholarship Fund at The Peninsula Sports Club Foundation, PO Box 459, Newport News, VA 23067. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in Daily Press on May 14, 2015.

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May 14, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T Griffin

May 14, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone in the family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry I can not be there. Love to everyone.

~ Butch Berglund, Cocoa, Florida

May 15, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of Phyllis and I know she and Mr. Begor are hugging and kissing right now. They adored each other and were the perfect couple. I know she will be missed but keep the memories of her and Mr. Begor alive by smiling and knowing they are happy together! Loved them both as my adoptive "2nd parents" -

~ Belinda Langston, Newport News, Virginia

May 15, 2015

I have lost yet another good friend from High School. Phyllis will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Molly Lord Capps, Newport News, Virginia

May 15, 2015

We loved Phyllis and Wayne dearly as we cherish many wonderful times with them through the years.

~ Anne and Jim Ryan, Charlotte, North Carolina

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Begor's family, friends, and classmates.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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