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Idaho State Journal, 12/30/07
MONTPELIER, Idaho - Phyllis Dianne Perkins, 60 , our beloved mother, sister,
grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away on Dec. 24, 2007. She left us to reunite with
her husband, Max Perkins, and her Heavenly Father to whom both she was very dedicated,
loved and missed very much.
She was born July 20, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Verna Amodt and Benjiman
McPhie. On Feb. 20, 1965, she married the love of her life, Max Leonard Perkins, and their
marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple on July 17, 1976. Together they had 4
children, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much.
Phyllis had a passion for sewing. She could sew anything. She loved doing crafts,
knitting and crocheting. She especially loved doing these for others. She loved and
enjoyed doing anything for anybody. Phyllis had a great passion for her job. She worked as
a LPN at the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital where she was employed over 30 years. She began
her employment there in housekeeping, then proceeded to become a certified nurses aide and
then went back to school to become a licensed practical nurse. It was more than just a job
for her. It was another way for her to help others. She had a very caring and loving
Phyllis loved spending time and doing things with her family and friends. She was very
involved with the LDS Church, and she always looked forward to her visits to the Temple.
When things got tough, she always knew that she could turn to her heavenly father for
guidance. She conquered many trials. She was an awesome mom, an inspiration to all and was
loved by all.
Mom, even though we all know that you are where you've wanted to be for quite some
time with our dad, your husband, all of us still here on earth are going to miss you very
much and still wish you were here. We all thank you for you.
Phyllis is survived by 3 children, Teresa Jensen of Boise, Idaho, Jeff (Tonya) Perkins
of Montpelier, Idaho, and Michelle (Jeff) Wixom, of Montpelier, Idaho, 11 grandchildren,
Amber (Curtis) Toll, Jeremy Perkins, Chelsea Perkins, Alex Perkins, Rhiley Perkins, Ashton
Perkins, James Lucero, JaLisa Wixom, and Destiny Wixom, and 2 grandchildren at heart,
Jerick and Megan; 3 great-grand children, Corbon, Emily, and Nathon Toll, 3 sisters,
Patricia (Phil) Woolstenhulme of Montpelier Idaho, Shirley Smith of Albuquerque, N.M.,
Marlene Yost of Burley, Idaho, 3 brothers, Mel (Barbara) Hardmen of Sandy, Utah, Mike
McPhie of Salt Lake, Utah, Seth (Buzz) McPhie of Brigham City, Utah, many great nieces and
nephews, and lots of friends.
She was preceded in death by husband Max Perkins, son Charles Brian Perkins, mother
Verna Amodt, father Benjimen McPhie, stepfather Clerance Amodt, brother Merril (Happy)
McPhie, and nephew Larry Dean Mangum.
Funeral services for Phyllis Dianne Perkins will be held on Jan. 3, 2008, at 12 noon in
the Montpelier 1st Ward LDS Chapel in Montpelier, Idaho. There will be a visitation prior
to the service from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the church, and one the night before on Wednesday,
Jan. 2, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in the Paris Cemetery in Paris, Idaho.
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