Phyllis Faye Dozier Lilly, 88, returned to her Heavenly Father on April 6, 2015, in St. George, Utah. She was born March 20, 1927, in Sullivan, Indiana, to Otto Wavely Dozier and Maude Owens Dozier, the seventh of ten children.
Phyllis was raised in Sullivan, Indiana. In 1959, Phyllis was discovered by missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she joined the Church. The missionaries that baptized Phyllis, after their missions, met Rex Lilly at BYU. He being single and from Indiana, they felt prompted to tell him he needed to go back to his home state and meet Phyllis. They were married September 16, 1962, in the Manti Temple.
Phyllis’ greatest joy was tending to children, her own, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren or teaching primary children, especially Sunbeams. She and Rex were temple workers for many years and served a full time mission in Adam-ondi- Ahman.
Phyllis enjoyed being a home maker. She loved her clean, beautiful home where friends and relatives could congregate. She and Rex loved gardening and always had an abundance of fruit, vegetables and pecans to share.
She is survived by three children: Chuck (Anna) Mollenkopf, Angie (Jim) Marshall and Deb (Will) Clark; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother: Ethan Eldon (Betty) Dozier and two sisters: Wanda Lorene Key and Lita Marlene (Wally) Truelock. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Rex; one brother; five sisters and one grandchild.
The family would like to thank the staff and management of The Retreat at Sun River, Applegate Home Care Hospice and the Relief Society Sisters of Bloomington Hills 8th ward for all of their loving and caring service to Phyllis.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills 8th Ward Chapel, 1222 East Brigham Road, St. George, Utah.
- A visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Chapel.
- Interment will be in the Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.