Dec. 2, 1927 – Feb. 11, 2014
It is with heavy yet grateful and happy hearts that the family of longtime Frannie resident Barbara Phillips announced that on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, a bright and shining star of this world has made her move from our world to the heavens.
Our spitfire mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, neighbor and too many other things to name has moved on to the rest that she so richly earned, gone, but never forgotten by the many that she touched through the 86 years of her life.
She was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Frannie.
She was a historian, businesswoman, politician, motivator, artist, organizer, and the list goes on. What a blessed life she lived, always doing whatever she could to make life better for her family, her community and her church.
To the very end, her thoughts were of the well-being and safety of those she loved. It is her wish that we wait until spring to take her home. She wanted no one traveling in the weather that we have been having this year.
Those she joined across the Rainbow Bridge include her husband Lewis Phillips, brothers Don and Dale Weaver and their spouses, as well as parents Paul and Mary Weaver and beloved pets Smudge, Lobo and Neko. They are all walking their favorite places in the Pryor, Big Horn and Beartooth Mountains.
Those she leaves in this world to find our way without her ever present guidance, humor and wit would fill a book. She was so many things to so many people. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews are scattered across the country. You all know who you are and how very much she loved you.
People of Frannie and Deaver and of her Methodist Church in Deaver were all so very special to her. Her thoughts are with you all, always.
Remember her when you see a flower, a wild animal or something she had her hands in around the towns and church. Hear her voice in your favorite memories of her. And most of all, remember her with love and happiness in your hearts.
Should you so desire, please give any memorials to the United Methodist Church in Deaver in her name.