Phyllis Smith Sutton

SKMBT_C55014120210340Phyllis Smith Sutton age 87, passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014.  She was born on March 13, 1927 in Cedar City, Utah; the daughter of Mitchell Monroe and Iva Slack Smith. Phyllis worked 25 years as a Clerical Administrative Assistant for the Mountain Bell Telephone Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Phyllis treasured the many friendships and memories she experienced there.  In 1984, along with her husband Ray John Sutton, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they enjoyed visiting with family and life-long friends.  She looked forward to the opportunities that brought her closer to nature, especially deer hunting and fishing.  She cherished her collection of Native American, Shirley Temple, and baby dolls.  Her beautiful cross stitch embroidery and crochet work was a gift to many of us who were fortunate enough to receive the needlework she sewed so much love into.  Throughout her life, she promoted the welfare of others through generous donations to numerous causes and charities; favorites included the Disabled American Veterans and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  She is survived by her daughter Joyce L. Gaskin and husband Roger D. Gaskin (Albuquerque); step-daughter Marie Jacobson (Colorado); and Grandchildren Ray E. Peter (Nevada), Tammy A. Peter, Tonya Gaskin, Tressa Gaskin, Sherri Ganzer, Donovan Gaskin and Kimberly Gaskin of Albuquerque.  She is also survived by niece Janet Manning McShea who graciously and lovingly cared for her in the later years, sister-in-laws Norene and Shirley Smith, many other nieces and nephews, and her poodle Misty.  She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; husband Ray; companion Denzel Wiseman; daughter Linda Lee;  sister Ione Manning; brothers Merl, Pratt, McKay and Glen Smith; and her adored furry children Penny 1 and Penny 2.

Viewing will be at La Paloma Funeral Home in Las Vegas on Saturday Dec 6, at 9-10 AM. Burial will be in   Cedar City UT, Graveside services will be at at 2:30 PM.

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  • I miss you so much, but am comforted by the fact that you are with your baby, Mom, Dad and all of your siblings. Their is much joy in Heaven for the Mitchell Smith Family. RIP my Dear Aunt and Friend. <3 <3

  • Joyce L Gaskin
    December 3, 2014 1:26 am

    I know that I am truly blessed to have been chosen by this beautiful and precious woman, Phyllis, to be her daughter. She was a wonderful, giving and loving mother and I am so grateful that she loved and cared for me.
    I can not express the dimension of the love that I have for her. I can only pray that she will be my Guardian Angel until I can be with her again.

  • Karen Carraway
    December 5, 2014 12:55 am

    Your daughter Joyce is the kindest and most loving person. I am sure that she got that from you.
    I’m sure in heaven God has told you well done , well done. Rest in peace.

  • Thank you for being my Guardian Angel here on earth. Everything you taught, shared, and did on my behalf mattered and made a difference. Thank you for being equally strong and tender…a balance I strive for in my own life. I’m so grateful for the amazing times we spent together, and the precious guidance you will continue to give from above. I love you Grandma, and I will honor you all my days.


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