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Elvire Esther Baker Phillips

Aug. 31, 1923 - Oct. 23, 2017

Date of Service: Oct. 30, 2017

Elvire Esther Baker Phillips 94, of Rupert, ID passed away October 23, 2017 in Burley, Idaho at Park View Care Center of natural causes.

Esther was born August 31, 1923 in Ogden, UT. She was lovingly raised by her parents Henry and Augusta Baker in Rupert, ID. She was welcomed into the family by two older brothers Wallace and Morris Baker. She attended Pioneer School and graduated from Rupert High School.

On November 27, 1944, she married her sweetheart Floyd Phillips in the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City, UT. They made their home in the Rupert area. To this union were born six children: Connie (Dale) Petersen of Twin Falls, ID, Ronn Phillips (Nancy) of San Marcos, TX, Rilda Lindsey of Shelley, ID, Renae (Kevin) Thornton of Chandler, AZ, David Phillips (Lorna) of Paul, ID and Boyd Phillips (Jean) of Rupert, ID.

Esther was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as Stake Primary President for many years and many other positions. She served a mission with her husband to the Little Rock Arkansas Mission. They also served a mission in the LDS Employment Center in Burley, ID.

She loved to garden and had beautiful house plants. She loved to read and spending time with her Grandchildren. As a result of her husband’s business, they traveled to many island resorts.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a friend to many.

Esther is survived by her six children, 32 living Grandchildren and 77 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, two grandsons, Mathew Petersen and Mark Petersen, two great grandsons, Phillip Rich, Jayden Petersen and two sons-in-laws, Alan Petersen and Ray Lindsey.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday October 30, 2017 at the Rupert 7th Ward, Rupert Stake Center, 324 East 18th St. Rupert, ID with Bishop Boyd Phillips officiating. Gathering for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Mortuary. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

A Special thanks to the Park View Care Center for the loving care that was given to our Mother and Grandmother in her final years.

Condolences for Elvire Esther Baker Phillips

From LaRae Johnson Norr :
I am the oldest daughter of Ray and LaReta Johnson who live on the farm next to your parents. I remember your Grandma Baker and always she was Grandma Baker to me. I always admired your mother and know she will be missed. I am sorry I am late but I just found this website. I can now keep track of the people in Rupert. I have a set of small toy dishes that was your mother’s. Grandma Baker gave them to me but my mother would’nt let me play with them for fear I would break them. I would be happy to send them to the family
From Linden and Bertha Wood:
Our condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss
From Karen Christenson:
I was Esther's Visiting Teacher at Park View. Although I knew very little about her, I loved visiting with her. Even though she could not communicate much with me, I always felt like she knew who I was and that she was glad that I came. I felt a tender love toward her, and I will miss going to see her. May God bless you all with great comfort and the assurance that Esther is well and happy.
From Valerie Wilson :
I know what it is like to lose your mother. I'm so sorry, Rilda.
From Gary Delozier :
Sorry to hear the news. May God comfort through this time.
From Jill Croker:
So sorry about your loss.Thoughts and prayers for your family ??
From Eileen A. Petersen:
We know Connie, so we know she was taught by a wonderful mother. We know Connie and her siblings gave their Mom tender, loving care for many years. Love from Walt and Eileen Petersen - Burley
From Anita Jones:
So sorry for your loss! Blessings
From Alex and Edwin Power:
My Condolence to all the families and friends of this fine lady.????
From Alex and Edwin Power:
My Condolence to all the families and friends of this fine lady.????
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