Will always have good memories of Johnnie Philp--always cheerful. Great legacy he leaves here on earth.
We are thinking of you all at this time, and know that your fond memories will get you through it.
You're in our prayers.
I was sad to learn the passing of John. He was one of the county commissioners that hired me in 1987. He was a great guy.
Dear Ann and family,
What a wonderful, long and giving life John had! Growing up in Fremont County, I knew about John's contributions to the community and what a respected man he was in livestock circles. However, I got to know him on a more personal level when I taught in Lander and was good friends with Gig and Dick and the boys. His presence filled a room and the twinkle in his eye made one feel right at home.
His service to our country is to be honored. He truly was a member of "The Greatest Generation."
Connie Hirz Herrick
Dear Ann and Families
Thinking of all of you at this loss to your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories of John help to ease the loss.
John was a wonderful man. Everytime I saw him he would show his concern for my family and was always interested in what I was doing. I could visit John for hours and enjoy his wisdom. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family. I would like to send my sincere condolences to the Philp Family. The Herbst Family saw John as a wonderful friend and we will sincerely miss him. His legacy will live on in his wonderful family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time---John's great interest in life and the people around him, his often mischievous grin, and his "unique" sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Love to all,
Debbie and Al Herbst
Heartfelt condolences to Ann Philp, Gigi Currah, Frank and Rob Philp, Liz Dilts and Dorothy Philp My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you on Friday as you celebrate the life of your wonderful husband and father. Sadly, I have a mandatory commitment on my job at Northwest College and will not be able to attend.
My favorite memories of John include his smile and the personal interest he always took in those of my generation. A few years back I interviewed him about his involvement in the sheep industry. I wanted to know what had kept him in the business all those years. His response was classic. "Hell, you've got to love it!" he said.
John, who was a pillar in the Lysite community, has left an indelible mark on the town and surrounding countryside. So when you cross the tracks and start up the hill, you'll be reminded of a man who fulfilled his destiny by continuing to put one foot in front of the other no matter what came his way. You'll also be reminded of an employee who lived across the street. Who could have known that they would both leave us within the same year? I would like to hear the laughter in heaven when John and Snydely reminisce about their
days on Bridger Creek and the place they both called home.
My sincerest sympathy on your loss. I know Dad and Mom will miss a close friend as well.
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I just heard about John today(Friday) so I won't be able to make it over for the funeral. I'm certainly sorry about that, I have been working over at Decker,Mt on a ranch.
Thank you for all the friendship throughout the years, and my condolences to every one of you.
John & Ann were great neighbors for my parents, Vern & Ruby Brownell as well as myself. My sincere & deepest sympathy goes out to all of the Philp family. RIP in John
Dan & Melissa Brownell, Rawlins, WY
What a wonderful celebration of John's life on Friday! While a sad farewell, it was also an uplifting time of rememberences of a man among men--and what he represented. An icon, of sorts, of the kind of men and women of his generation, who not only served their country, but also their communities, while also making a living for their families.
In his early years as County Commissioner, he served without pay, as they all did. Recall there was a small stipend for mileage and lunch? I like to think that careful thought and judgement for the difficult decisions came from the many miles and hours of solitude behind the wheel from Lysite to Lander. No cell phone interruptions, or other modern-day impediments.
When he quietly stepped into your office to inquire how things were going, you knew he was ready to listen, if need be. Just his appearance meant that he cared. Many county workers could speak to this in appreciation.
And while there is an abundance of tributes to John, the humble man, husband, father, friend, neighbor, public servant, one must also commend Ann and their children for sharing his time and presence with us--to the benefit of so many. Thank you, all.
Apparently his hearty laugh and twinkling eyes were needed elsewhere...so he is gone to join others of his era. We are poorer for their passing.
So many accomplishments
So very many successes
A wealth of hopes and dreams fulfilled
Days and days and days well-lived
and now a legacy to celebrate
May sweet memories encourage you at this time
Dear Frank and Family,
I was sorry to hear of your father's death. What a wonderful, long life.