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Obituary: Florence Charlotte Jacobson Phelps

1918 ~ 2003

Florence Charlotte Jacobson Phelps, age 85, passed away August 31, 2003 in Mayfield, Utah surrounded by family.

The seventh of twelve children, she was born March 12, 1918 to Alma G. and Alice Erickson Jacobson in Cedarhill, Idaho. On January 15, 1940 she married Orval K. Phelps. Their marriage was solemnized the following year in the Salt Lake Temple. Orval preceded her in death as well as their son, Dale J. (Susan Osborn) She graduated from Holy Cross School of Nursing. As a registered nurse, she utilized her skills to bless her family, neighbors and associates. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she enjoyed serving as a Relief Society President, visiting teacher, other various callings including an LDS mission to the Arizona-Holbrook mission.

She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Gary (Eileen) Worthington, MN.; Alan (Vickie) Thayne, WY.; Orval J (Dawn) Driggs, ID.; Kemp J (Sunny) Cheney, WA.; Gwen Steadman (Marlin) Wales, UT.; Zina Whetten (David) Provo, UT.; and Alice Lori Robison (Steve) Alpine, UT.; 39 grandchildren (two of whom are serving LDS missions) and 38 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters and two brothers, Alice Hubbard, Elva Spencer, Tad Jacobson and Don Jacobson. She will always be remembered for her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ, her determination, courage, quick wit, sense of humor, optimism and love.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 11a.m. in the Sanpitch 1st Ward, Wales, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services. A graveside service will commence at 3:30 p.m. at the South Jordan Cemetery, 10650 S. 1055 W. Services are under the direction of Magelby-Rasmussen Mortuary, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

The family expresses our deepest appreciation to many caregivers for their excellent care and particularly to the Mayfield Community Care Center for the value they place on human dignity. The family suggests that in memory of their mother, contributions be made to Mayfield Community Care Center.