Phyllis has an active person throughout her life, in school she was on the drill team, dance committees, helped show sheep at the local club livestock shows for the Parowan FFA Chapter. Later in life, she was Young Women’s leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, served in her ward’s Primary Presidency, Relief Society teacher, a visiting teacher, a 4-H Leader to her kids, served on the Utah State 4-H Volunteer Leaders Council for several years, along with being a county fair judge. Phyllis was an excellent cook and canner; she won numerous awards at the Iron County Fair. At the time of her death she was a member of Parowan’s Literary Club, and Parowan’s Lion Club serving as the secretary.
On June 26, 1965, Phyllis married her enteral companion Wesley Eugene Blake in the LDS St. George Temple, in St. George, Utah. They had seven kids, four boys and three girls. Wesley and Phyllis lived in Toquerville, UT, Las Vegas, NV, and Ely, NV and moved back to Parowan in 1971.
Phyllis is survived by her children Wesley Phil (Jamie) of Parowan, UT; Karen Ann (Darrell G) Eddington of Morgan, UT; William Robert (Shelly) of Blanding, UT; James Edward; John David of Parowan, UT and Mary Ann (Robert) Moore of Saratoga Springs, UT, along with eleven grandsons and one granddaughter. Her parents, two brothers Thales Dean (Marilyn) Brown of Beaver, UT and James Edward (Shelly) Brown of Beaver, UT. She is also survived by husband siblings H. Leon (Dorothy) Blake, Shirley (Lou) Thompson, Wilma (Lynn) Boyter, Royal (Billie) Blake, and Jan Blake, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley; daughter Julie Ann; in-laws Hollis Wade and Lucia Marian DeFilipps Blake; a brother-in-law Bill Blake and a nephew Wesley Boyter.
The family wants to thank the Parowan Medical Clinic, and the staff at the Iron County Rest Home for the care they provided.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the Parowan First Ward Church 59 South 100 West, Parowan at 11 AM to celebrate Phyllis life. Viewings will be Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM and Tuesday May 27 from 6-8 PM at Parowan First Ward Church. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.