Phyllis Andersen Holmgren
August 12, 1930 ~ July 3, 2016
Viewing: prior to the service from 9-10:45 a.m. at the Bear River City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Funeral services: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear River City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bear River City – Our loving mother, grandmother, and friend, Phyllis Andersen Holmgren, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Brigham City, Utah. She was born on August 12, 1930 in Evans, Utah, a daughter of Emil Laurits and Grace Cleopha Andreasen Andersen. She graduated from Bear River High School and later received her nursing degree from Weber State College. Phyllis married Gordon R Holmgren on November 23, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2012. She lived in Bear River City all of her married life. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, sewing, serving others and being with her family. She was a member of the Bear River City 3rd Ward and held many callings over the years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Surviving are her six children: Gwen Thomas of Middleton, ID; Wendy (David) Douglas of Salt Lake City, UT; Robyn (David) Richards of Beaver Dam, UT; Tamra (Harold Porter) Chiodo of Mazeppa, MN; Chad Holmgren and Emilee (Erik) Nebl both of Bear River City, UT; fourteen grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Bradbury; Irma Poulson and one brother, Lynn Andersen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and five brothers. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear River City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9-10:45 a.m. at the church.
Sorry to hear about your mom. She has always been one of my favorite people. Your mom was a favorite friend if my mom also. Hoping and praying that you and your families will be able to travel and gather safely and share fond memories of your mom, grandmother. Love and Hugs
Jolene Jensen Moulton
So sorry for you loss, Wendy. It's hard to lose our mother but we are so blessed to have the gospel and know the Father's plan.
Robert and Sharon Chambers
I have such fond memories of Phyllis at the counter of the Post Office with one or two babies or toddlers hugging on to her. I also looked forward to the July 24 parade to see what new idea she presented for the family float. My favorite was the Statue of Liberty. She was truly a great great lady and family anchor.