Our beloved father Alvin G. Phillips, age 78, passed away suddenly December 25, 1994 in Salt Lake City.

Born June 2, 1916 in Lehi, Utah to Abel J. and Emma Goates Phillips. Married Ramona Strong, February 15, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death April 8, 1994. U of U graduate in 1941 with a Metallurgical Engineering degree, and began his career with the Caterpillar Tractor Co. of Peoria, Illinois. Until retirement in 1981, he worked in various capacities with this company, completing his years in the Quality Control Department. In 1951, he was transferred to Joliet, Illinois to assist in starting-up a new plant. Resided there until 1965, when he returned to Peoria. Recent poor health forced him to move to Salt Lake City to be closer to his daughters.Alvin loved his family, finding particular enjoyment in his grandchildren. He was generous and caring, assisting wherever he could, especially seeking-out those who had difficult problems. He loved nature and studied it in depth, finding great joy in birds and plants. Many hours were spent studying various subjects. He played chess well and rose to be the Tournament Champion of the Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Member LDS Church. Throughout his life he served in many capacities, generally as a teacher or financial clerk. Recently he and Ramona commuted two hours each Sunday to provide music and support to the small Kewanee Branch in Illinois. This practice was continued for three and a half years and provided many happy memories.

Survivors: sons, Scott of Wichita, Kansas and Steven of Solon, Ohio; daughters, Susan of Salt Lake City and Sharon of Layton; 11 grandchildren; sister, Hazel Jackson. Preceded in death by a daughter, Jane.

Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Thursday, December 29, 1994, 11am-12 noon; following which all are invited to join the family for a brief service at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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