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Phyllis May Partridge

(March 30, 1923 - May 14, 2013)

Phyllis May Partridge died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Cody. She was 90.

Phyllis was born March 30, 1923 in Lovell to Oliver Cromwell May and Loretta Grace Porter. She was the fourth (with her twin Phern) of 10 children.

Phyllis and Jay Robertson Partridge were married in the Salt Lake City Temple Feb. 9, 1945. They raised five children who grew up in a home filled with gospel principles and Christ-like love.

Phyllis’ grandchildren were the light of her life and she helped them make cherished memories as they spent many summer days baking with her and playing in her beautiful yard. She loved nature and enjoyed every detail of God’s creations. She found great joy in tending to her flower gardens and they were enjoyed by all who passed her home. Her children considered her their best friend — one who exemplified tenderness and unconditional love and taught them to do the same. People were drawn to her Christ-like countenance and she brought joy and peace to all who knew her.

Phyllis was preceded in death by siblings Porter May, Virga May, Andrew May, Jerry May and Venus May.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Robertson Partridge; children Jaylene (Walter) Nielson, Ronald (Annette) Partridge, Gayle (William) Sutton, Lynn Partridge and Jill (Steve) Hansen; as well as 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister, Phern, and sisters Rosemarie and Priscilla and brother, Jay.

Funeral services in her honor will be held Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 525 West 7th St. in Powell. The viewing will take place Friday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, located at 111 West Third St. in Powell. An additional viewing will be held prior to the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the chapel.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY 82435.

1 comment

  • posted by Janet Card (Johannesen)

    May 16, 2013 7:03 pm

    I have fond memories of Phyllis.I cannot think of my childhood Sundays at church without thinking of her sweet smile. I'm sorry for your loss.

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