March 30, 1923 – May 14, 2013
Phyllis May Partridge died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Cody. Phyllis was born March 30, 1923, in Lovell to Oliver Cromwell May and Loretta Grace Porter.
She was the fourth (with her twin Phern) of 10 children. She and Jay Robertson Partridge were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on Feb. 9, 1945. They raised five wonderful children who grew up in a home filled with Gospel principles and Christ-like love.
Phyllis’s grandchildren were the light of her life and she helped them make cherished memories as they spent many summer days baking with her and playing in her beautiful yard. She loved nature and enjoyed every detail of God’s creations. She found great joy in tending to her flower gardens. All who passed by her home enjoyed the gardens.
Her children considered her their best friend and one who exemplified tenderness and unconditional love and taught them to do the same. People were drawn to her Christ-like countenance and she brought joy and peace to all who knew her.
Phyllis was preceded in death by siblings Porter May, Virga May, Andrew May, Jerry May and Venus May. She is survived by her husband, Jay Robertson Partridge, and their children, Jaylene (Walter) Nielson, Ronald (Annette) Partridge, Gayle (William) Sutton, Lynn Partridge and Jill (Steve) Hansen; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister Phern and sisters Rosemarie, Priscilla and brother Jay.
Funeral services in her honor were held on Saturday, May 18, at the LDS Chapel in Powell. Thompson Funeral Home in Powell handled the arrangements.