The ever youthful spirit of Roselyn S. Phillips left behind her tired body in the early morning hours of October 20, 1996. She was 'thirty-three years and some months old' (actually 80 years) at the time of her passing.
She was born July 12, 1916 to Benjamin Bovee and Pearl Sorensen Stringham in a little log cabin in Shelly, Idaho. Roselyn graduated from South High with the class of 1934 and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas-El Paso Mission. On November 22, 1939 she married her sweetheart, Don R. Phillips in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She shared beautiful memories with her family and friends of the times she spent at the beach house on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. For many years she worked side by side with her husband and children at the Phillips Furniture Mart on Broadway in Tooele. Until her retirement she worked as the librarian in building #594 at the Tooele Army Depot.She loved tales and treasures of times past so she became deeply involved in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Utah Historical Society. She found peace and solace in the time she spent at her summer home in Torrey with her family and many friend. She was an active member of the LDS Church.
She will be reunited with her husband, Don R. and son, Jeffrey, her parents and two sisters. She leaves behind her son, Bruce Phillips and his wife, Lorraine; daughter, Vicki Jones and her husband, Jerry, a daughter-in-law, Shirley Broomhead and her husband, Alden and a cherished stepdaughter, Shirley McKay; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, also many nieces and nephews.
She didn't believe in saying good-bye because it sounded too permanent, instead she would bid you a hearty "Tally-Ho". Roselyn your family and friends would like to bid you "Tally-Ho" because we know we'll see you again.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 23, 1996 at 11 a.m. in the Tooele North Stake Center, 583 No. 270 East in Tooele. Friends may call at the Tate Mortuary, 110 So. Main, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday one hour prior to services at the church. Burial: Tooele City Cemetery.
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