Phyllis Lucetta Bishop Holmgren passed away on March 21, 2021, in Brigham City, Utah. She is the oldest daughter of Agnes Thompson and Leonard Lewis Bishop. On October 27, 1948, Phyllis married LeRoy Del Holmgren in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint.
For the first 18 years of her life, she lived in Garland, Utah. Lifelong friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents blessed her childhood. She attended Garland Elementary, where she insisted that she never learned math, and graduated from Bear River High School as a cheerleader where a newly returned sailor first noticed her.
It wasn't long until these newlyweds moved to Bear River City to begin their 60 years of marriage. Phyllis's role as Del's "wingman" was done to perfection. Caring for her aging parents was yet another example of her selfless service.
Phyllis's employment outside the home included working at the Garland Movie Theater, Jessies Café, Box Elder School District, Domestic Violence Shelter, and Smithfield Utah Cattle Auction. Her attention to financial matters was exemplary.
Spending time with the Bear River City Quilters, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and Pinochle friends was the spice to her life. Working in her yard/garden and keeping a tidy home was her trademark.
Devotion to church work was evident to the end. Her ministering sisters were always on her mind. There wasn't an auxiliary she didn't serve in and those she serviced with learned to appreciate her dependability and wisdom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, James and Steven; and one great-granddaughter, Sara Deem. She is survived by two sisters, Carol & Helen; children, Clixie & Brent Hollingsworth, Richard Del & Sue Holmgren, Dawn & Mike Hollingsworth; 11 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m., with a public viewing being held before her service from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Bear River City Ward Chapel.
There will be a prior service playing on the this same link as Phyllis. Rest assured that the livestream for the funeral for Phyllis will start at the same time as the start of her funeral at 1 P.M.
Online condolences and the livestream of the service may be found at Rudd Funeral Home under her obituary.
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