Phyllis Larine Saute

Phyllis Larine Saute

Phyllis Larine Sauter passed away on September 25th. She was born May 22, 1926, to Jess and Ila Beeman at Reardan, Washington.

The family moved to Idaho in 1927. Moving to Spirit Lake they ran a dairy there from 1931 to 1941. Phyllis attended Spirit Lake High School and was a member of the marching band and the high school dance band. In 1938 the Spirit Lake Dance Band played for the first senior prom in the Priest River High School, now the junior high, never dreaming that she would ever live in Priest River.

On September 18, 1945, she married Clarence “Shorty” Sauter, one of the first six sailors brought into Farragut Naval Training Station to help put the base into commission. They made their home in Spirit Lake and raised 3 children. In 1975, they moved to Bellingham, Washington to be near their children and grandchildren. They returned to Idaho in 1990, moving to Priest River in 1994.

Phyllis is a member of Priest River Community Church and a 70-year member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Phyllis leaves a daughter, Frankie Anderson and a son Rocke Sauter both of Bellingham, Washington; a daughter-in-law Billie Jo Sauter of Spirit Lake; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a loving church family. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, son Jack Sauter, daughter-in-law Dawn Sauter, and an infant. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 2 p.m. at Priest River Community Church.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at