Phyllis Fohrman Herndon died October 28, 2020 at Collington Life Plan Community following a long
struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, and is survived by
two children, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Phyllis was the only child of Milton and Harriet Fohrman of University Park, Maryland. She graduated
from McKinley Technical High School in 1948 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of Maryland, College Park in 1953. She met her husband while in college and they were married at Saint
Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, Maryland on March 6, 1954. They resided in Arlington,
Virginia and Beltsville, Maryland prior to moving to Bangkok, Thailand in 1966. After living overseas, they
returned to Beltsville, Maryland and University Park, Maryland.
Phyllis worked for the Washington Gas Company in the 1950’s. She was active in the P.E.O., holding
several leadership positions including President of Chapter K. Phyllis also served in leadership roles with
the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her family requests that donations be made in her memory
to the P.E.O. (https://www.peointernational.org/).