Phyllis Ipson Moore
8/26/1942 - 10/23/2020
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.
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.
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 were married in
Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 4,
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
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
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
Their son Kevin was born in Duncanville, Texas in March 1976. Phyllis
and John moved their family to Nieder-Weisel, W.
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.
and John brought their family back to Texas in July 1983. They lived
in Duncanville until 1990 when the family relocated to Waco.
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.
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
Bryce Smith, and Nathan Smith; and great-grandson Connor Jordan.
was preceded in death by her husband John, her grandson Spencer
Smith, her brother Bevan Ipson, and her son Adam Moore.
graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. She
was interred next to husband John.
lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food bank.