She once said that she "had done it all – just not all at once." It was true: Phyllis was a wife, mother, and homemaker. Then, a best-selling book author, a political candidate, and a radio/TV personality. Later, she led national movements and international protests. She was a friend to thousands and a model for millions. In every thing she did, Phyllis brought joy, excllence, and success.
Today, Phyllis Schlafly died like she lived – with dignity and a smile. Surrounded by her family, Phyllis passed away and entered her reward with the Lord. Her family, friends, and staff will miss her. Her nation will be eternally grateful.
More to follow in coming days but allow me this: I had the unique privilege over the past three years to work with Phyllis day in and day out. I listened to her closely. And watched her even more closely. What I heard and saw could fill volumnes but one thing came through over and over in all she said and did: she loved people. Her life and work was about making life better for others whom she recognized as gifts of God.
Phyllis is survived by her six children, 16, grandchildren, 3 great grand-children who gave her such joy. And she is survived by "we the people" who live better lives because of her loving service.
Please remember her and her family in your prayers.
All the best.
President, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum