Lola Phyllis Asay Cheatham, 79, died July 7, 2015 at the Powell Valley Care Center just 6 days after her husband, Dwain Smith Cheatham. A double funeral was held on July 8. Phyllis was born in Lovell July 16, 1935 to Reed Asay and Lucy Alice Neves. She was fourth of nine children.
Phyllis attended Lovell schools graduating from Lovell High School in 1953. She married Dwain December 17, 1952 and raised 5 children. She was a talented teacher and served in many positions and capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and Dwain served a mission for the church from 1994-1995 in Nevada. Phyllis was an accomplished seamstress and quilter.
Phyllis is survived by her brother Ted Asay of Las Vegas; and her sisters, Carla Lowe of Toquerville, Utah; LuAnn Brandt of Heber City, Utah and Cheri Frary of Virginia; and her 5 children; Kim Cheatham and his wife Marie of Washington; Colleen Hawkins and her husband Bruce of Arkansas; Kendel Cheatham and his wife JoAnn of Powell; Karl and his wife Sally of Utah; and Camille Taylor and her husband Sam of Alaska. She has 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren with more on the way.
She was preceeded in death by her brothers, Richard and Reed Asay; her sisters, Carol and Della Asay; and her husband of 62 years. She was laid to rest in the Odessa Cemetery near Shell, Wyoming on July 8.
Arrangements were made by the Thompson Funeral Home of Powell who gave exceptional service in this unusual circumstance.
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