Phyllis Elizabeth (Sublette) Api, 78, died in Saratoga July 2 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Alan Williams, with her family at her bedside.
She was born July 19, 1934, in Detroit to Capt. William Herold and Edith Elizabeth (Treff) Sublette and grew up in the Detroit area. As a young member of a military family, she traveled the world. She attended Mills College in Vermont and later taught English at a Catholic school in Mexico.
Phyllis and Eugene Sisracon Api were married Jan. 27, 1962, at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Port-Lyautey, Kenitra, Morocco, North Africa, and lived in several foreign countries, as well as throughout the U.S. before settling in Pasadena, Calif. She has been a resident of Saratoga for the past three years. For 16 years prior to moving to Saratoga she was a part-time resident there.
Mrs. Api was an ardent bridge player and enjoyed cards and playing games with her family and friends. She was a member of the Living Church of God for nearly 50 years, as well as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Phyllis was proud of her Wyoming roots, which include many ancestors who helped settle Sublette County and the Elk Mountain area of Carbon County.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bobby Sublette.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Eugene (Chef) Api; four children, Jesse Daniel (Linda) Sublette Api, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., David Adriel (Diona) Sublette Api, of Glendive, Mont., Sarah Mettabel (Alan) Sublette Williams, of Saratoga, and Abigail Sela Sublette Api, who was married to Robert Hartley on, July 6; and a brother, Capt. Frederick William (USAF Ret.) Sublette and wife Judy, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Kameron, David and Rachel Capozzoli and Darian Williams, Jonathan, Jennifer, Michael, Daniel, Benjamin, Raylen, Lauren and Ava Saragail Api and Riley Sandilands.
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