Phyllis and Donald spent summers on Little Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, where they had built their summer home using only hand tools since the island was without electricity at the time.
Phyllis had a lifelong love of travel. After graduating from college in 1938, she and three classmates drove across the country. She and Donald traveled extensively throughout Europe, and the Unite States, where they enjoyed hiking in the National Parks.
Phyllis and Donald are survived by their four daughters, Carol S. Glenn of Amesbury, Mass., Patricia and Andrea Severance, both of Newburyport, Mass., and Gail Severance and her partner, Arthur Richardson of Shrewsbury, Mass. They are also survived by two grandchildren, Lisa Glenn Laverty and her husband, Thomas, of South Hamilton, Mass., and Jonathan S. Glenn and his wife, Wendy Powell of Maplewood, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Laverty, Dylan Glenn and Scarlett Glenn; and by Donald’s niece and her husband, Cynthia and Mike Field of Exeter.
A service celebrating Phyllis and Donald’s lives and their long and devoted marriage will be held at RiverWoods in Exeter, NH.