Lottie Buttars Phillips, 91, passed away peacefully in Preston, Idaho on June 18, 2016. Lottie was born on January 20, 1925 to Harvey Louis and Lottie Jardine Buttars in Clarkston, Utah. She was named after her parents because they did not think she would live long due to complications during her birth. She proved them wrong and lived through one of the most dynamic centuries in history. She went from riding her horse to school during the Great Depression to FaceTiming her grandchildren and great children in the twilight of her life. During World War II, Lottie learned to rivet on airplanes at Utah State, and she worked at the Logan Knit.
After the war, she met and married the love of her life, Dean Phillips. Lottie and Dean made their home in Preston, where they raised their children Dorothy and Larry. Lottie was a hard worker. She spent many years getting up at 5:00 a.m. to work in the cafeteria at the hospital.
Lottie served in many church callings, including in the Primary, Mutual Improvement Association, Sunday School, and Relief Society. Her favorite calling was working with the Young Women, many of whom she kept in contact with throughout her life. She had a strong testimony and taught her family by example.
Lottie loved to dance, especially to band music. She also loved all kinds of sports. She played church softball into her 70s and golfed and bowled well into her 80s. She loved playing badminton, croquet, basketball, and baseball with her grandchildren. She was especially skilled at playing around the world on the hoop in her driveway. Lottie was also devout fan of the Atlanta Braves and Utah Jazz.
Lottie is preceded in death by her husband Dean, her parents, and her sister Flossie Atkinson. She is survived by her children Dorothy (Mike) Lower, Larry (Shannon) Phillips; her grandchildren Ryan (Jamie) Lower, Nicole (Scott) Richards, Kathleen Geddes, Thomas Phillips, Hailey Phillips; and her great grandchildren Lillie Geddes, Garrett Lower, Morgan Lower, Sarah Richards, Hugh Geddes, Wesley Richards, and Willow Geddes. She is also survived by her siblings Fawn Lamb, Belva Skinner Snyder, both of Logan, UT; and Ross Buttars of Clarkston, Utah.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 8th East, in Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Clarkston, Utah Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com