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Janet Phillips - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Janet Phillips

Janet LaRae Little Phillips, 74, of Twin Groves Idaho, returned to her Heavenly Father on February 25, 2010. She passed away at her home with her husband and family by her side.

Janet was born February 13, 1936 during a severe blizzard in Teton Valley Idaho to Ray Wallace Little and Afton Knight Little. She spent the first years of her life in Teton Valley. She attended elementary school there until her family moved to Burton when she was ten. She loved her time spent in Burton and attended school at Madison, later graduating from Rigby High School.

She married the love of her life, Kenneth Lee Phillips on July 1, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They lived in Rigby for a short time before moving to California for a short time while Kenneth served in the military. They settled down in Salem, Idaho in 1956 where they raised children and spent time working on the family farm. Ken and Janet built a home in Twin Groves, Idaho in 1977, where Janet spent the remainder of her life raising and caring for her children and serving others.

Janet was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings. She was a Relief Society President and a Compassionate Service Leader for several years. She also was an ordinance worker in the Idaho Falls Temple for ten years before serving a mission with Ken in Macon Georgia in 2000. Janet spent a great deal of her time serving others. She spent several years making quilts for family, friends, and for humanitarian service. She did many other projects to assist with Humanitarian aide. Her final calling in the church was preparing baptism clothing for the St. Anthony Stake.

In her younger years Janet loved to oil paint, a gift that was passed to her by her mother. She also loved making quilts of every variety. Her beautiful quilts warmed the bodies and spirits of anyone that was touched by them. She was an excellent cook. There was always bread, jam, and treats at her house for everyone to enjoy. She was often surrounded by her children and grandchildren, who she loved and adored. Janet loved spending time with her family and friends. Her sweet spirit always brought peace to those around her. There are no words to describe how special of person she was.
Janet is survived by her husband Kenneth Phillips and children Kenneth Jr. (Julie) Phillips, LaRae (Vern) Thurber, Blaine Phillips, Jay (Laurie) Phillips, Brenda (Mike) Bloom, David (Karen) Phillips, Lorene (Boyd) Hall, Richard Phillips, and James (Keri-Elena) Phillips; 45 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Afton Little, sisters Lawena Lenning and Iris Williams and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010, at the St. Anthony Stake Center, with Bishop Creed Webster officiating. A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Stake center and again monday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Parker Cemetery under the direction of Bidwell Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com

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