8/29/1926 ~ 7/27/2023
Our hearts are deeply saddened as we say, “see you later” to this incredible woman. She was love personified and this became her nickname to all who knew her. Phyllis’ life was a testament to love, service and unwavering dedication to her family and friends.
Phyllis married Bruce Irons on December 27, 1945 for time and all eternity in the Manti, Utah Temple. They met at the Old Pea Factory in Manti. They were married for 60 years before Bruce passed away in 2006.
After having two of their daughters they moved to Logan, Utah while Bruce pursued his teaching degree. Love worked as a waitress at the Bluebird Cafe helping to support him and put him through school. After graduating they returned to Moroni, Utah where they built their home with their 3 daughters and one son. Bruce began his teaching career and Love began working at the Moroni Processing Plant where she worked for many many years. She made wonderful friends during this time that she cherished for life.
Phyllis was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a very talented homemaker. She always supported Bruce but she was the heart of our family. Her children were always excited when Daddy was in charge of treats for faculty meetings. Her cinnamon rolls and donuts were the very best. She was a beautiful seamstress. She loved decorating cakes and they were always beautiful. She became a beautiful painter of ceramics and did this for many years. She loved sharing her love of musicals with her grandchildren.
She was always trying new things and expanding her talents.
Phyllis was the life of the party. If you were around her for even a short period of time you were laughing right along with her and she had the most contagious laugh. She was a strong hard worker who never complained. She had the biggest, most giving heart. To know her was to love her.
We know the reunion in heaven must have been beautiful. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters; her husband Bruce and daughter Connie Westfahl. She is survived by her children SueAnn (Gary) Johnson of Lewiston, UT; Terry Bruce (Deanna) Irons of Moroni, UT; Kathy (Jim) Ericksen of Fairview; 12 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great granddaughters with two more great-great grandchildren on the way.
The family would like to thank Golden Skyline Assisted Living for the loving and dedicated care they gave to mom these past few years.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August, 2, 2023 at 11:00 in the Moroni Stake Center with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery.
Recordings are available for 60 day from date of service.