Phyllis Maclin

September 8, 1944 - May 3, 2023

Phyllis Maclin, 78, passed away on May 3, 2023 in Alamogordo, New Mexico after a lengthy illness.

Phyllis had a wild untamed spirit that followed its own course, not the course of convention.  She looked at life with a unique perspective that was truly her own.  She had a will of steel; a force to be reckoned with.  She lived her life on her own terms, no exceptions or regrets. She never took no for an answer or said no to the people she loved.

Phyllis was born on September 8, 1944 in Pasadena, Texas to Michael and Virgie Lorusso.  She grew up in Beaumont, Texas where she graduated from South Park High School.  She married the love of her life Thomas Maclin on May 2, 1962 and they were inseparable for 61 years.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy; daughters, Pam Gallien and husband, Ronald, of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Tammy Mondry and husband, Joe, of Encinitas, California; grandson, Matthew Gallien of Las Cruces, New Mexico; brother, Pat Lorusso of Lumberton Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Maclin, parents, Michael and Virgie Lorusso, sister, Merline Walhood; brothers, Michael and Joseph Lorusso.

A gathering of Mrs. Maclin’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • May 8, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • May 8, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • May 8, 2023

Comments (4)

    Pete Hunt says:

    So sorry for your loss Tom, 61 years of marriage is awesome. God bless….

    Eileen+Tindall says:

    Phyllis was a precious friend from David Crockett Jr. High. I have wondered throughout the years where she was until I see this, this morning. One of my sweetest friends has passed. Prayers for her family and loved ones during this difficult time. God bless each of you until you meet again.

    Eileen Strang Tindall

    Donna says:

    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Your momma was one of my favorite patients to come into our office. Many condolences and prayers as you navigate through this time of grief. Please reach out to Faith or myself for anything.

    Kim Smith Fuller says:

    Uncle Tommy, Pam and Tammy, I love you all so much. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Aunt Phyllis. I pray comfort comes quickly. Aunt Phyllis will be missed greatly.

    Love Kim “Kimmie”

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