Phyllis Ipson Moore
8/26/1942 - 10/23/2020

 Phyllis Ipson Moore left this earthly life October 23, 2020 in Waco, Tx, due to complications from congestive heart failure. She was 78. Phyllis was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Phyllis was born in August 26, 1942 to Neils Christian Ipson and Zelma Twitchell Ipson in Panguitch, Utah. Her Grandmother and town nurse, Mary Ipson, delivered Phyllis on her on her kitchen table, a story Phyllis loved to tell. Phyllis was the third of six children and the second daughter. Her family moved to the Washington Terrace neighborhood in Ogden, Utah, in 1944. The Ipson family often returned to Panguitch and to Antimony to visit with their large, extended Ipson and Twitchell families.

Phyllis graduated from Weber High School in Ogden in 1960 and went on to attend Weber State College in Ogden and studied education. She spent her summers working as a waitress at Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. Phyllisís life changed in the summer of 1963 when she met a funny, easy going redheaded cook named Louise (John) from Louisiana. It was a while before she learned his true name was John. Phyllis and John were engaged on Christmas Eve 1964 and eloped and were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 4, 1965.

Johnís service in the US Air Force and his career with the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) took their growing family around the world. They lived in Cheyenne where their daughter Laurel was born in March 1966. Their son, Adam, followed in November 1967 while they lived in Tucson, Arizona. Phyllis and John were sealed to each other and their family in the LDS Mesa Temple in 1968. John left the Air Force in Spring 1968 and started his career with AAFES. They moved to Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, in 1970, and their daughter Malia was born there in May 1971. Their family returned stateside summer of 1975. Their son Kevin was born in Duncanville, Texas in March 1976. Phyllis and John moved their family to Nieder-Weisel, W. Germany in July 1979. While living there, they took their children to museums, castles, and cathedrals. Phyllis passed on her love of history and of art to children on these outings. She loved genealogy and family history and loved to share family stories with her children. Phyllis was especially proud of her Mormon Pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains, pulling their handcarts.

Phyllis and John brought their family back to Texas in July 1983. They lived in Duncanville until 1990 when the family relocated to Waco.

Phyllis was an artist with many types of needles. She knitted, crocheted, sewed, quilted, tatted, and embroidered many treasures that she gave to family and friends. Phyllis learned these skills from her mother Zelma and beloved grandmother Nancy Twitchell. She loved to cook and explore new cuisines. Phyllis was famous for her from made-from-scratch Friday night pizzas, cakes, pies and rolls.

Phyllis is survived by her sister Mary Ellen (Vern) Hazen, her brother William (Theresa) Ipson, her sister  Gayle Ipson, and brother Russell (Nedra) Ipson; her children; daughter Laurel (James) Smith, daughter Malia Moore, and son Kevin Moore; grandchildren Kirsten (Scott) Jordan, Hannah Smith, Jesse James Smith, Bryce Smith, and Nathan Smith; and great-grandson Connor Jordan.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, her grandson Spencer Smith, her brother Bevan Ipson, and her son Adam Moore.

Private graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. She was interred next to husband John.

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