Phyllis Squire Snow came into this world on the 10th of April, 1950. She was the second daughter of Phil Ervil Squire and Ruth Hafen.

Phyllis enjoyed an idyllic childhood on Flood Street in St. George surrounded by many friends and relatives.

She attended local schools, graduating from Dixie High School in the Class of 1968. She was an excellent student and went on to graduate from Dixie College in 1970. That same year she entered Utah State University, ultimately earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Audiology. Her training led to a career working with hearing impaired and sight impaired pre-school children.

While at Utah State she assisted faculty in creating an early intervention program for toddlers. This program was endorsed by the Federal Government and adopted by many states throughout the country. Phyllis was tasked with traveling to these States to train others. During these trips Steven and the boys stayed home and bonded, giving away the frozen meals carefully prepared by Phyllis and instead dining on pizza and take-out.

Phyllis was adored by Steven, who was her high school sweetheart. Following his mission he talked her into marrying him. They married in the St. George Temple on June 25, 1971. They are the parents of four boys who bring them endless joy.

Her interests included reading, sewing, quilting, and handiwork. She learned to ski and went on many hikes, but only to support her boys. Her sons can also attest that her skills are unmatched as a travel agent for guilt trips.

In 1994, Phyllis and her husband were called as mission leaders to preside over the California San Fernando Mission. They loved the young people and senior couples with whom they served.

In 1999, Phyllis was diagnosed with breast cancer, beating the disease over the subsequent year and again prevailing over kidney cancer in 2006.

In 2001, she again set aside her career and served with Steven when he was called as a full-time General Authority Seventy. They spent four years in Africa and fourteen years at headquarters. Everywhere she lived and worked she made many friends who she loves dearly.

Upon their release from full-time service Phyllis and Steven returned to their beloved Southern Utah. During the past three years she has struggled with progressing dementia, which caused her to slowly fade into the night.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Steven, four sons, Eric (Carolyn), Clu (Megan), Riley (Erika), and Garrett (Dayna). She is also the proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren who she loves dearly. She is also survived by her sisters, Bonnie, Sharlene, and Ann and her brother, Jan.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:00 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George East Stake Center, adjacent to the temple. A viewing will be held before the service from 9:00 – 10:30 am, at the chapel, as well as Friday, January 19, 2024, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Interment will be in the St. George Cemetery, 650 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Legacy Village who provided such kind and loving care to Phyllis. Additional thanks goes to Memory Matters for their support and love, particularly Brad & Terry Cottam.

Arrangements are under the supervision of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff St., St. George, Utah; (435) 673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Phyllis’ online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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I am heartbroken upon hearing of her passing. My love and prayers to Pres. Snow and her sons and family. She always treated us missionaries as her adopted children. I am forever grateful for her love and kindness that she gave.

Doyle McIntosh , Veneta, OR, US Jan 20, 2024

I am heartbroken upon hearing of her passing. My love and prayers to Pres. Snow and her sons and family. She always treated us missionaries as her adopted children. I am forever grateful for her love and kindness that she gave.

Doyle McIntosh , Veneta, OR, US Jan 20, 2024

I am heartbroken upon hearing of her passing. My love and prayers to Pres. Snow and her sons and family. She always treated us missionaries as her adopted children. I am forever grateful for her love and kindness that she gave.

Doyle McIntosh , Veneta, OR, US Jan 20, 2024

Our hearts go out to you and the family. A light has been lost in this world.

Nathan and Robin Farnsworth , Salem, OR, US Jan 19, 2024

Big Stallion

Jody and I are heartbroken for you. Our memories of Phyllis are before she had her dementia. We remember her as a strong, feisty woman, and the best companion you could ever have.

Send me your new phone number we would like to talk with you when you catch your breath. Dane

Dane and Jody Schofield , Billings , MT, US Jan 19, 2024

Big Stallion

Jody and I are heartbroken for you. Our memories of Phyllis are before she had her dementia. We remember her as a strong, feisty woman, and the best companion you could ever have.

Send me your new phone number we would like to talk with you when you catch your breath. Dane

Dane and Jody Schofield , Billings , MT, US Jan 19, 2024

Big Stallion

Jody and I are heartbroken for you. Our memories of Phyllis are before she had her dementia. We remember her as a strong, feisty woman, and the best companion you could ever have.

Send me your new phone number we would like to talk with you when you catch your breath. Dane

Dane and Jody Schofield , Billings , MT, US Jan 19, 2024

Big Stallion

Jody and I are heartbroken for you. Our memories of Phyllis are before she had her dementia. We remember her as a strong, feisty woman, and the best companion you could ever have.

Send me your new phone number we would like to talk with you when you catch your breath. Dane

Dane and Jody Schofield , Billings , MT, US Jan 19, 2024

Big Stallion

Jody and I are heartbroken for you. Our memories of Phyllis are before she had her dementia. We remember her as a strong, feisty woman, and the best companion you could ever have.

Send me your new phone number we would like to talk with you when you catch your breath. Dane

Dane and Jody Schofield , Billings , MT, US Jan 19, 2024

I will never forget the impact Grandma Snow has made on my life. From the first moment I met her, I could feel the Spirit so strongly and the love she has for her family. She will always be the grandma I didn't know I needed but would never trade.

- Elder Romney Kenison

Romney Kenison , Tooele, UT, US Jan 19, 2024

Our best to you and your family, Elder Steve😍

Pam and Phyllis knew each other at Dixie College-she was a great example to everyone!

We are grateful for our friendship through the years! We are cheering for you!

With admiration, your friends,

John and Pam Yardley

John and Pam Yardley , Panguitch , UT, US Jan 18, 2024

Our best to you and your family, Elder Steve😍

Pam and Phyllis knew each other at Dixie College-she was a great example to everyone!

We are grateful for our friendship through the years! We are cheering for you!

With admiration, your friends,

John and Pam Yardley

John and Pam Yardley , Panguitch , UT, US Jan 18, 2024

Our best to you and your family, Elder Steve😍

Pam and Phyllis knew each other at Dixie College-she was a great example to everyone!

We are grateful for our friendship through the years! We are cheering for you!

With admiration, your friends,

John and Pam Yardley

John and Pam Yardley , Panguitch , UT, US Jan 18, 2024

Sister Snow was one of the nicest and most caring people I have ever met. I always felt like I was home every she was around. She was one of the most influential people in my life by helping me change my attitude to focus on the good and not hold onto the bad things that happen in life. I have been able to carry that forward since my mission and it has helped me in everything I do. Thanks for your example and friendship, Sister Snow. You will be missed by many.

Kevin Smith , West Jordan, UT, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

I have many great memories shared with Phyllis at Woods family reunions in Clover Valley and at Uncle Arthur and Aunt Orilla home in St. George. We send you our deepest sympathy and love at this tender time.

Kent Holt , Newport, WA, US Jan 18, 2024

Phyllis will be missed by many who loved and respected her. A beautiful woman in every way.

Grant and Stephanie Carter , St George , UT, US Jan 18, 2024

Back in high school, I had so much fun hanging out with the two cool new kids, Riley and Garrett. But what I didn't expect was to find friendship with their parents, Steven and Phyllis! They welcomed me into their family activities with open arms which was so special and impactful on this once very anxious teenage girl.

Phyllis had a calm and gentle kindness and it made me feel safe. I so enjoyed our conversations about everything from cute nail polish colors to baking recipes, to social challenges, to spiritual questions. She was a friend and mentor to me and I felt honored that she would include me in her life.

Sending my deepest condolences to Steven and the entire family.

Love,

Nancy

Nancy Okasaki Eklund , Livermore, CA, US Jan 17, 2024

Back in high school, I had so much fun hanging out with the two cool new kids, Riley and Garrett. But what I didn't expect was to find friendship with their parents, Steven and Phyllis! They welcomed me into their family activities with open arms which was so special and impactful on this once very anxious teenage girl.

Phyllis had a calm and gentle kindness and it made me feel safe. I so enjoyed our conversations about everything from cute nail polish colors to baking recipes, to social challenges, to spiritual questions. She was a friend and mentor to me and I felt honored that she would include me in her life.

Sending my deepest condolences to Steven and the entire family.

Love,

Nancy

Nancy Okasaki Eklund , Livermore, CA, US Jan 17, 2024

I only got to meet her a few times, but her smile, shining eyes and bright spirit left a strong impression. She raised some good men and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sending love to all.

Jaime Henrie Jan 17, 2024

I only got to meet her a few times, but her smile, shining eyes and bright spirit left a strong impression. She raised some good men and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sending love to all.

Jaime Henrie Jan 17, 2024

I only got to meet her a few times, but her smile, shining eyes and bright spirit left a strong impression. She raised some good men and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sending love to all.

Jaime Henrie Jan 17, 2024

I only got to meet her a few times, but her smile, shining eyes and bright spirit left a strong impression. She raised some good men and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sending love to all.

Jaime Henrie Jan 17, 2024

I only got to meet her a few times, but her smile, shining eyes and bright spirit left a strong impression. She raised some good men and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sending love to all.

Jaime Henrie Jan 17, 2024

Phyllis--and her family--were wonderful neighbors and friends with everyone. She is missed.

Kerry Bate , West Valley City, UT, US Jan 17, 2024

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