April 9, 1928 – Sept. 24, 2013
Longtime Thermopolis resident Daisy Estelle Sessions, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Powell Hospital in Powell.
Born April 9, 1928, in Eldorado, Ark., she was the daughter of Ernest and Manie (Bickham) Phillips. After attending grade school in Eldorado, the family moved to Powell, where Daisy graduated from high school.
On May 17, 1947, she married Newel Scott Sessions in Billings. The couple raised four children and lived in Greybull, Powell and Bozeman before settling in Thermopolis in 1956.
Daisy was a member of the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church. She shared in the upbringing of her grandchildren and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping, hunting, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her son Phillip; and daughters Mikki Martinez, Carol D. Sheets, all of Thermopolis and daughter Lanette Carter of Powell; grandchildren Jolene Sheets, Scott and John Martinez, Brandi Gard, Randy Carter and Melanie Vialpando and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, three brothers and two grandchildren, Candi Sovey and Veronica Mangus, and her husband, Newel.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church in Thermopolis with Pastor David Thornton officiating. She was buried in the Byron Cemetery.
Memorials in Daisy’s name may be made to the Hot Springs Hospice Foundation, P.O.Box 545, Thermopolis, 82443.
Mortimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.mortfh.com.