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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Phyllis Arlene Roth
June 15, 1943 - September 19, 2021

Place of Birth: Noonan, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 78

Phyllis Arlene Roth 78, of Williston, ND passed away peacefully while surrounded by friends and family in her home on Sunday morning, September 19th, 2021.

Phyllis was born in Noonan, ND to Adolph and Helen (Seim) Sather. She grew up on a farm in Divide County and graduated from high school in Fortuna, ND in 1961. She attended UND-W and graduated with a secretarial certificate on May 29th, 1962.

On November 30th, 1963, Phyllis was married to Gene Roth. They had two children Micheal and Sharla.

With her secretarial and bookkeeper training, she was employed at KEYZ radio in Williston. In 1970, she moved to the Bismarck/Mandan area and worked as an office manager for Robert McCarney and later as campaign secretary during his run for United States Congress. Prior to moving back to Williston, she was employed as a secretary for Strand Construction.

Subsequent places of employment in Williston included Jerry Harmon Motors, Happy Joes Pizza, Mercy Hospital, Trappers Kettle, Sitting Bull Auction, 4-Mile Bar/Grill and Rivers Edge. Over the years she gained a reputation as an excellent cook and developed many precious friendships with her patrons. At the 4-Mile Bar/Grill she was known as “4-Mile Philly”. Patrons were not only drawn to her cooking but also her wonderful sense of humor. She loved to play practical jokes, be silly, and laugh.

Upon retirement, she resided with her daughter Sharla in Williston. They cooked, laughed often, and did daycare. They created many memories and relationships with young parents and their children.

Phyllis was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. She enjoyed reading and cross word puzzles. She loved music which included listening to all genre’s, playing piano and singing.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Micheal (Shelby); daughter, Sharla; four grandchildren, Anna Roth, Jordan Binstock, Peyton Slater and Cameron Slater; great grandson Braxton Binstock; two nephews, Brian DeJardine (Shari) and Joel DeJardine (Jean); numerous grand nephews, nieces, cousins, and special friends, Elaine, Judee, Val, Sandy, and Joyce.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ole & Hilma Seim, Hans & Nellie Sather; parents, Adolph & Helen Sather; uncle and aunt, Orville & Clara Raaum, and her beloved sister, Beverly DeJardine.

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Troy & Charity Johnson (Watford Cutt, ND)
Sep 20, 2021
We are so sorry for the families loss. I have so many wonderful memories from all these years. She will be missed by all that knew her. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Jodi Ennen (Williston, ND)
Sep 20, 2021
Sending you Sharla a great big hug!
Heather, Chad and Josie Sletmoen (Detroit Lakes, Mn)
Sep 20, 2021
Phyllis was such a fun and caring person. She was a 2nd Mom to me in high school ! She will be missed. Our love and prayers go to Sharla and family. Love you all!
De & Glen Clark (Williston , ND)
Sep 20, 2021
Sending hugs and condolences to you and the family. Our families have been friends for sooooo long. I have many, many memories that I will cherish. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Hold on to Phyllis' memories and may they help give you comfort. May she RIP She will be missed. So long for now classy lady! Cheers (with an Olympia beer) We will miss you
Sandy Fetzer (Mandan, ND)
Sep 20, 2021
The world would be a much better place if there were more Phylly’s!
RIP my good friend.
Dale Heinle (Benicia, California)
Sep 20, 2021
Rip Phyllis Kind beautiful lady always.
Joyce N Montgomery (Fargo, North Dakota)
Sep 21, 2021
My condolences to your family. I have wonderful memories of your mom that I hold dear in my heart. I will always remember her as a fantastic cook!
Kathy Gillman (Rapid City , SD)
Sep 21, 2021
Sharla and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monica Haskin (Williston , ND)
Sep 21, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Ohh the memories I have of your sweet little Momma. She was always such a hoot and 1 of the best cooks, yummy … She always was smiling. She was a woman of grace. Cherish all your memories and hold them tight. RIP Phyllis
marie wissler (Pine city, Minnesota)
Sep 21, 2021
I will miss my friend of 50 years and maid of honor in my wedding in 1963,
Shawna Kirby Kleven (Williston, ND)
Sep 22, 2021
Sharla and family I am so sorry about your Mom! She was such a sweet, classy lady! The loss of a parent is so painful! I am thinking of you!
Sandy Blake (WELLTON, AZ)
Sep 22, 2021
Oh for the memories, I will cherish them forever.
Maggie (ND)
Sep 23, 2021
EVERYTIME I think of my friend Phyllis, I break out laughing. So much fun in a small package. I know her friends have been waiting for her arrival because the party don't start till phylly gets there. Love you always my friend
Debbie (Kennedy) Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Sep 24, 2021
To the friends and familly of Phyllis:
I am so so sorry to read of Phyllis' passing. Breaks my heart. I would have signed the guest book sooner, but I just saw this today, Sept. 24th.
I had the pleasure of working with your Mom at Mercy Hospital. She is not only beautiful, she is a real "hoot", and so much fun to be with. I will never forget her.
My veryy deepest sympathy to you all.
Therresa Larsen Christopherson (Williston, ND)
Oct 1, 2021
Sharla and families,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a great person and so fun to be around! I am glad we will always have the memories of our times with Phyllis. She was loved and will be missed. God Bless.
Dave Arnson (Williston, ND)
Oct 1, 2021
To Sharla and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Phyllis, oh the days of the 4 Mike Bar make me laugh, the lunches, the laughs, and the shenanigans. She was a classy lady with a great sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to all
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