Phil Ervil Squire, 93, passed away February 7, 2015, in St. George, Utah. He was born June 6, 1921, in LaVerkin, Utah, to Loren DeLance and Amelia Sanders Squire. He was sealed to Ruth Hafen, 72 years ago on March 24, 1943, in the St. George Temple while home on furlough from the US Army.
His early life was spent in LaVerkin playing sports, hunting, fishing and anything he could do outdoors with his brothers. Phil especially loved playing baseball. He served in WWII and with the 213th Battalion in Korea. He was office manager for OK Tire Service, worked at McKnight’s Sporting Goods, served on the St. George City Council, and as a volunteer on the Arizona Strip with the BLM.
Always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many positions including several Bishoprics, as Bishop, High Councilor, and he loved teaching the gospel. He served a full time mission with his wife at the St. George Historical Sites. For 21 years he served as a sealer in the St. George Temple.
Phil is survived by his wife Ruth and five children; Bonnie (Don) Andrus, Phyllis (Steve) Snow, Jan (Beverly) Squire, Sharlene (Richard) Williams, and Amelia Ann (Michael) Herder, 17 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, his brothers; Don, DuWayne, Adrien, Scott, and sisters, LoRene Turner and Sandra Howard. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers DeLance and Gerald, infant sister and grandson Landon S. Williams.
- Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the East Stake Center in St. George.
- A visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary and on Friday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
- Interment will take place in the St. George Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers we invite you to donate to a worthy cause.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Clark Staheli and Deni for their selfless and constant care of our parents.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of the Spilsbury Mortuary. Friends and family are invited to sign Phil’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.