Phyllis Hullett was born on December 18, 1934, in Minneapolis, MN to Phillip and Myrtle (Olson) Hullett. Phyllis graduated from high school and attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to earn her master’s degree in education. Following her schooling, she moved to Bakersfield, CA where she worked the higher education field for 39 years. She was a fierce advocate for women’s rights and worked diligently to mentor and empower women to become their best. In 1989, when she was Director of Student Services, at Bakersfield College, she gathered a group of community-minded women and created the first ever Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference, which is still going strong today. During her summers off, Phyllis loved spending time at her cabin in Alexandria, MN on Lake Ida, with her mother and family and her beloved pets, Susie, Ollie and Mugs. After Phyllis retired, she moved to Alexandria and spent most of her time on the golf course. She was a long-standing member at the Alexandria Golf Club, and eventually moved to become part of the Geneva Golf Club community. Phyllis enjoyed hosting family and friends and even her priest for happy hours and dinners at her home, she enjoyed gardening, and anytime spent outdoors.
Phyllis passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the age of 86. She is survived by her sister-in-law Kay Hullett, her nephew Tim Hullett (Jennifer Ho, Ally, Tate, Tyler), niece Theresa Dahl (Sam and Hanna), niece Karen Kirkhoff (Jon and Ben). Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; Myrtle and Phillip Hullett and her brother Donald Hullett.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to:
P.O. Box 317
Maryknoll, NY 10545
The Maryknoll Sisters
PO Box 317, Maryknoll, Maryknoll NY 10545