Loren W. Phillips

Loren W. Phillips

Feb 10, 1924 - Apr 15, 2007
Loren W. Phillips died Sunday morning, April 15, 2007, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. He was 83 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Pastor Willy Maxwell of One Life Fellowship will officiate.

Veterans' honors will include Taps played by Rob Doane and committal by the Wyoming National Guard.

Loren W. Phillips was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in Hartman, Colo., the son of Frank L. and Lydia E. (Allen) Phillips.

He grew up in North Kansas City, Mo., lived in Springfield, Mo., from 1993 to 2005, and had lived in Riverton since September of 2003.

Mr. Phillips married Geraldine in Kansas City, Mo., in December of 1948.

He served as a decorated pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Later he was a pilot for the U.S.G.S. and Corps of Engineers.

He was a member of the Protestant faith.

His family said Mr. Phillips loved flying and stayed active in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1958. He kept his own plane for pleasure for years and worked piloting small planes doing aerial photography. The family said he was also an avoid reader and continued learning about new things his entire life. He enjoyed bowling as a pastime and participated in many leagues and tournaments.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Phillips of Texas; daughters, Donna Doane and husband David of Riverton, Wendie King and husband Randall of Thayne; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Justin, and Katie Doane.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine B. Phillips; brothers, Herb Phillips and Howard "Phil" Phillips; sisters, Lois VanWhite and Burnetta Phillips.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.