Today, November 10, 2018 our mom received the greatest birthday gift ever. She was able to return home to her Heavenly Father and her wonderful eternal companion John (our dad). I’m sure everyone was awaiting her with excitement.
Phyllis Walker was born on November 10, 1924 to Arch and Edna Clifford in North Ogden, Utah. Later moving into Ogden where she lived until she married John Walker on September 10, 1943 in Logan, Utah. They later were sealed for Time and Eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on September 10, 1946.
Phyllis and John had four children. Steven(Mily), Jeanette Barber(Duke), Marjory Alexander(Jim), Barbara Carroll-Tomlin(Ted). They had one foster daughter, Theresa Warren.
Phyllis was greeted in Heaven by her husband John, her son Steven, her daughter Jeanette Barber, two sons in law, Duke Barber, and Jim Alexander. Also there waiting were her mother and father.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter’s Marjory and Barbara. Her grandchildren, Cory Barber(Rebecca), Ami Forbyn(Ricky), Annette Hall(Charles) Robert Walker(Leeann), Ben Alexander(Jen), Tim Walker(Jen), Jenny Croft(Jared), Michael Ogden, Josh Alexander(Elise) and Donnette DeMaio(Giovanni). Her great-grandchildren, Paige, Stockton, Chase and Kendall Walker, Vincent and Hayden Walker, Kaius and Lilith Alexander, Lincoln Alexander and Benjamin Wilson.
Phyllis attended Holy Cross nursing school in Salt Lake City in 1943. She graduated as a registered nurse. Her career gave her the opportunity to serve and care for many. She worked in many different facets of nursing as her and John and family were able to live in Utah, California, Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma, then 2Phyllis lived in Arizona for her last seven years.
Phyllis was loved by many friends all over the country and even Canada. Phyllis and John took the love they had for their Heavenly Father and teachings of the LDS religion and shared it with the Assinibone Indians in the Saskatchewan Mission, Winnipeg, Canada. The reserve they served on was “Carry the Kettle Reserve”. She loved serving in many church callings. Phyllis also served two Stake missions after John passed away.
What a great legacy of love and service is left by Phyllis. She always said “I have had a most interesting life.
We have so many people to thank for taking such good care of mom. Most resent is Toni Turner for 10 years of caregiving in Utah, Compassus Hospice-Arizona, Rachel, Shannon and Melodie, Amy Swichtenberg her wonderful nurse practitioner who mom loved very much, Andrea Teague her case manager, all of those in her church families both in Utah and Arizona and her many loving friends.
We will be having mom's funeral Saturday, December 8,2018. Viewing at 11:00am with service following at 12 noon. It will be held at Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North American Fork, Utah 84003. Phone number is 801-756-3564. Interment will be in North Ogden Ben Lomand Cemetery. Mom requested donations to LDS missionary funds in lieu of flowers.
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