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Stanley Ross Phipps
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Stanley Ross Phipps, 70, of Wellsville, Utah, died Sunday, Oct. 3 after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer.
He was born in Modesto to Dorothy Marie Crawford and Jess Phipps of Oklahoma. He had a loving sister, Lois, and a big brother, Jesse. He always took great pride in his parents’ humble beginning in their marriage as sharecroppers in Oklahoma, as well as their exodus to California during the Dust Bowl days in the late 1930s.
Mr. Phipps was raised in Oakdale. He met his sweetheart, Garlande, when they were sophomores at Oakdale High School. She cheered him on through their high school years as he played football, basketball, and baseball games. He was very passionate about sports and always gave them his fullest efforts.
He married his wife in August 1958, shortly after their graduation and later their marriage was sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on Nov. 9, 1963. He and his wife were both baptized into the LDS church when they were 21 years old. He lived his life fully committed as a Latter Day Saint. He was faithful and diligent in his callings and in his life. He served three stake missions and a full time mission with his wife in the Oregon Eugene Mission.
His biggest focus during life was family. He and his wife had four children and as they raised them, they rarely would go anywhere without them. He coached his children’s their athletic teams for years and was always there for games, events, and activities.
After his retirement from Pacific Gas and Electric in Redding, after 30 years, he and his wife moved to Wellsville, Utah.
He loved to fish and go deer and elk hunting.
The family thanks Jan at Integrity Hospice and the nurses at the Logan Cancer Center, especially Jaydele, for the care they gave to him.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Garlande Ann (Sims) Phipps; children, Steven (Donna) Ross, Mark (Louisa) Denton, Kimberly (Nathan) Ann, and Gregg (Robin) Matthew; sister, Lois (Daryl) Howe; brother, Jess (Carol) Phipps; 22 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Wellsville 3rd Ward, 660 S. 100 W. Wellsville, Utah. Interment will be at the Wellsville City Cemetery.
McMillan Mortuary, Saint George, Utah in charge of arrangements.