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Obituary for Diane Phillips

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Diane Phillips

August 11, 1943 - November 28, 2014

Our beloved mother, grandmother sister, friend and angel Diane Gail Phillips, 71 passed away November 28, 2014 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born August 11, 1943 in Neptune, New Jersey, to Edward Joseph Glick and Vivian June Moore. Vivian later married Charles Blair Sr. on May 1,1955 and together they raised Diane.

Diane married the first love of her life, Reid Theron Phillips on June 9, 1962 in Virginia, who passed away on August 24, 1995. Diane and Reid raised six children in West Jordan, Utah. In 1998, she married the second love of her life, John R. Richards.

Diane worked for Quality Inn in Salt Lake City for many years. She was a bright spirit to all who knew her with a generous heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially shopping for them, she was a bit like Mrs. Clause. If Diane wasn’t shopping for her kids and grandkids, she was either camping, fishing, or dancing the night away. Diane loved listening and dancing to country music.

Diane was the friend everyone wanted, the big sister you needed, but most of all she was an amazing mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family.

Diane is survived by her husband John Richards and her six children; Reid, Blair, Everett, Sean, Dionne (Jeff), Heidi (Mark), 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, three sisters Charlotte (Joe), Tammy (Gary), Brenda (Doyle), two brothers Charles (Cindy) and Reid.

Diane is preceded in death by her first husband, Reid Theron Phillips, mother, brother (Donald Kay Blair) and daughter-in-law Tammy Phillips.

You are our sweet angel, who will live forever in our hearts. Rest in peace our dear angel.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836-36th Street Ogden, UT. There will be a viewing Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm and one hour prior to service.

Interment will be at Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

836-36th St.

Ogden, Ut 84403

There will be a viewing Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm and one hour prior to service.


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Born: August 11, 1943
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Condolences for Diane Phillips

Tresa Hernandez posted on 12/2/14

Aunt Diane I will always have you in my heart I love you forever and always you're sweet angel self will always show with all the things you left and instilled within everyone the kindness caring love I love you until we meet again love always Tresa


Mark & Jodi Rehburg posted on 12/2/14

My deepest condolences to the entire Phillips family. A note for Diane, I will have many fond memories of you, Phil and your home in West Jordan. You once told me to quit whining about the pains from my back.Explaining your own physical (dis) ability . To this day you showed me empathy and how to be strong in my own PERSONAL tribulations. Because as you said they were," your own personal pains everyone has them. They don't need yours too." You are a friend I shall miss, a mother I will always cherish. My children, Amber and Tyler are so very blessed for having you in their lives. Even as brief as at was. I shall forever cherish the memories of our heart to heart talks on the corner of your bed, the occasional snore, grunt and cough from Phil as you tried to explain that beautiful daughter of yours thinking to me. I still am confused, but its a mom to son-in-law moment never to be forgotten. Heaven doesn't know how lucky it is to have you. I sure know how lucky I am to have known you. We shall see one another in the eternal universe again. Your son, Mark & wife, Jodi