Apr 112012

Phyllis Marie Lusk, 79, of Snowflake/Taylor passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2012, at home, surrounded by her loving family. The rosary will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, with the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, located at 1655 S. Main St. in Snowflake.

Born to Adam and Helen Weber on Feb. 18, 1933, in Phoenix, she graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1951. Shortly thereafter she met and married the love of her life, Donald Lusk, in June 1952 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Don and Phyllis were blessed with five children, giving rise to a strong, loving family. The family moved from Phoenix to Taylor in 1974, where she found and became a devoted member of Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church.

Phyllis, an Arizona native, was at peace with God and fearless of death.

She loved people; had a genuine “spark” for life and a very generous heart; to know her was to truly love her. Often referred to as “Mom” or “Grandma Great” by family and friends, she volunteered her help to Meals on Wheels, Our Lady of the Snow Flea Market and the senior center. If our job on earth is to “love one another as I have loved you” as God asks, this angel has made Him proud.

She enjoyed her friends, gardening, going to church, classic country music and being a member of the Red Hat Ladies, to mention a few.

Her children, Linda Rogers (Johnny Willis) of Idaho, Don (Vera) Lusk of Snowflake, Karen (Bill) Saunders of Taylor, Mike Lusk and Pam (Dale) Turley of Snowflake, were truly her pride and joy, all of whom blessed her with 28 grandchildren, who, in turn, blessed her with 53 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Because of one special union between two loving people, 88 loved ones evolved.

She fully enjoyed the many happy summer vacations with her beloved siblings, Carroll (Josie) Weber of California, Frances (Allan) Dillard of Show Low, Betty (Bob) House of Kansas, Phillip Weber and Helen (Dennis) Poore of California.

Loved ones gone on before her include her parents, Adam and Helen Weber; her loving husband of 48 years, Donald Lusk; her son, Mike Lusk; her grandson, Marcus Rogers; her great-granddaughters, Alexis Turley, Audrey Hess and Elizabeth Saunders; and her great-great-granddaughter, Patsy Cochran.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’ name to Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, 1655 S. Main St., Snowflake, Ariz. 85937.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.