SENECHAL, Phyllis Jean Thoreson, 85, of Richmond, passed away peacefully after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor A. Senechal; and a son, Kim C. Senechal. She is survived by three children, Gary D. Senechal and wife, Susan, of Virginia Beach, B. Scott Senechal of Los Angeles and Julianne Senechal of Richmond; three grandchildren, Anna S. Johnson and husband, Kevin, of Richmond, Jesse T. Senechal and wife, Erin McGrath, of Richmond and Clay S. Senechal of Los Angeles; three great-granddaughters, Regina M. Senechal, Caroline E. Johnson and Hazel M. Senechal, all of Richmond; sister, Donna Lou Elliot and husband, Howard, of Colorado; brother, Wallace T. Thoreson of California; and many nieces and nephews. She was born in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota. Her favorite pastimes included painting and Rosemaling, and she was an active volunteer. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, at Christ Lutheran Church, 7809 Woodman Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Arrangements by Bliley's-Staples Mill.