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Phillip Foremaster, age 95, died August 2, 1994 at his home in St. George.

He was born December 27, 1898 in St. George, Utah a son of Ephraim and Ida Emma Pugsley Lang. He married Emily Harmon on June 24, 1932 in the St. George LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on May 8, 1984.Phil was an active member of the LDS Church and was a High Priest in the St. George 6th Ward. In the last few years he attended the Santa Clara 1st Ward with his daughter, Mary Alice Gates. Phil served a two-year mission to the Mexican Mission and was asked to extend his mission to three years in order to open up a new area. He had a cattle operation on the Arizona Strip his entire life. He ran cattle with his father, then with his brothers, Joe, Lindau and Tone and with help from the children, continued to be involved with the cattle operation until the time of his death. He has always tried innovative ways for making his ranching operations more successful. Phil served 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service, and was a member of the Arizona Strip Grazing Board for 24 years, participating as chairman for 14 of those years.

He served on the St. George East Stake High Council for seven years and worked in the St. George Temple for 10 years. He was County Chairman of the March of Dines and the Cancer Fund Drive. He acted as president of the local chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and was on the state board of directors of the American Cancer Society. Phil was a member of the Washington County Planning Commission for 14 years. He was also a member and past president of the St. George Rotary Club and at present is an honorary member. Phil remained loving, gentle and considerate to the end of his life and will be missed by his family.

Survivors include: two sons and three daughters, Phillip Lang Foremaster of Dammeron Valley; Mrs. Don "Mary Alice" Gates of Santa Clara; Mrs. Darrell "Carolyn" Weber of Orem; Mrs. Reed "Marilyn" Randall of Salt Lake City; H. Howard and wife "Annette" Foremaster of Washington, Utah; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Congrove of St. George; and a sister-in-law, Annetta "Net" Foremaster of St. George. Preceded in death by his parents, sister, Addie Hunt; brothers, Joe, Lindau, Earl and Tone; and by his grandsons, Brad Weber and Ryan Randall and great-grandson, Kameron Gates.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, 1994, 11 a.m. at the St. George 5th & 6th Ward Chapel, 85 So. 400 East. Visitation will be Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the Spilsbury-Desert Rose Mortuary, 58 No. 100 East, St. George and also on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be at the St. George Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury-Desert Rose Mortuary.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Phillip & Emily Harmon Foremaster Scholarship Fund-Dixie College C/O Dr. George Rampton, 225 So. 700 East, St. George, Utah 84770.

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