-- Patricia Sullivan The Washington Post 2007
Phyllis Frisby Yelverton
Phyllis Frisby Yelverton, 91, a homemaker who lived in the Washington area from 1920
until 1998, died of a brain tumor Oct. 7 at her home on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
She was born in Manila, where her father was working for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic
The family returned to Washington when she was 5, to the Georgetown home her
grandfather had built in 1887.
She graduated from Western High School (1933) and attended the Corcoran School of
She married in 1939 and lived in Arlington County until 1971, when she and her family
moved to London for four years. They returned in 1975 and resided in Arlington until 1998,
when they moved to Hilton Head Island.
Mrs. Yelverton was a member of the Washington Golf and Country Club. She enjoyed
golfing, traveling and cooking.
Her husband of 63 years, William Forrest Yelverton, died in 2002.
Survivors include three sons, William Frisby Yelverton of Arlington, Peter Forrest
Yelverton of St. Simons, Ga., and John Converse Yelverton of Bluffton, S.C.; 10
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.