Beverly Ann Bell Phillips


Beverly Ann Bell Phillips returned home to her Heavenly Father, August 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born February 10, 1935 in Pocatello, Idaho to Morris Charles and Rebecca Kathryn (Ivers) Bell. She married her high school sweetheart, Ray H. Phillips, May 22, 1953 and was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. She was an example of love, kindness, and perseverance; especially her angelic service to her husband Ray with his physical limitations. She loved the Savior and spent her life serving Him and others. She had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ.

Beverly spent the majority of her life in Inkom. She attended Inkom Elementary and graduated from Inkom High School in 1953, where she participated in cheerleading and student government. She also graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She has lived the last five years in Malad to be close to family. She loved spending her winter months in Las Vegas with family members there.

Beverly loved serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as Young Women’s president, in the stake Relief Society presidency, and many other teaching callings. She also loved studying the scriptures, General Conference talks, and attending the temple.

Beverly was a hard worker and a dedicated educator. She taught at Inkom Elementary for 29 years, a few of those years in the gifted education program, and two years as principal. She loved helping youth prepare for the future with one of her mottos being “work first and play second”.

Beverly loved to travel with her family and some of her most memorable trips were to the British Isles, Hawaii, Mexico, Washington DC, Mount Rushmore and San Diego. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Beverly was well known for her kindness and enjoyment of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with many she met. Beverly and her husband Ray have been blessed with a wonderful family of two sons and one daughter. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Brent and Linda Phillips (Las Vegas), son and daughter-in-law Rick and Ruth Phillips (Las Vegas), and daughter and son-in-law Anjanele and Kevin Degn (Malad); grandchildren Brittany Herlean, Nathan Herlean, Brandon, Garrett (deceased), Amber, Nicole and Jed Sewell, Danielle and Dan Rusk, McCall and Jesse Dowdle, and Summer Phillips; Bryan and Kileigh, Matthew and Cassie, and Austin Phillips; Dallas and Sara, Bracken, and Hayden Degn; and great-grand children Krew, Matix, and Nixon Herlean, Oliver Phillips, Elouise Sewell, and Cache Phillips. Our brother from another mother, Lee Goodrich and his wife Pamela. Also survived by brothers Keith and Tom (Jody), sister-in-law Zelma Bell, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Malad LDS Stake Center, 1250 North 1100 West, Malad, Idaho, on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the Church Thursday evening August 30, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Inkom City Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting

The family expresses their gratitude to the Copper Summit Assisted Living Center and Access/Signature Hospice, especially Rachel and Cortney, for their loving care and concern.

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